Six French Literature Classics, with Floriano Pavao
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Presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on eight Tuesdays beginning September 21, from 6-8pm. Over the years, many of us have promised ourselves we'd read some of the French literary classics (in translation) but, for one good reason or another, never did. Now's your chance! In this series of classes, participants will explore six short but stunning French literary classics. Each 2-hour seminar/Socratic session will focus on discussion of the selected piece—in toto or in part—within the context of its author's work and life, asking questions that inspire collective reflection, such as: • Where do the beauty and the truth reside in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery? • What is so strange and fascinating about Albert Camus' The Stranger? • Why should we keep "cultivating our garden," as Voltaire advises in Candide? • Is there a possibility of an exit strategy in No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre ? • Who are "they"—or we—waiting for in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett? • In Marcel Proust's Swann's Way (volume one of In Search of Lost Time), why does a simple cookie—the madeleine—play such a pivotal role? These questions will sustain our conversations, pique our curiosity, and perhaps even move us into exploring other French classics.
- Start:September 21, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM
- End:September 21, 2021 Time: 8:00 PM
- Where:The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street,, Not found, Not found, Not found, 02664
- Event Type: Other
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