double event Book Exchange and Book Discussion (Beirut)
Double event on Wednesday 26 November:
1) Book Exchange (Mary Dodge Hall: ground floor Protected content
Bring a book with you that you do not want and exchange it from the many books you will find in Mary Dodge Hall (lower hall).
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No conflict with Ghada’s event . . . (at 7 pm Protected content can attend both.
2) Book Club: (Mary Dodge Hall: upper floor Protected content
Protected content Seifeddine (Facilitator / In English)
Protected content Plath: The Bell Jar
(The large hall upstairs)
The Bell Jar: a semi-autobiographical novel published in Protected content the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, in a time when an oppressive atmosphere towards woman roamed the American streets, covering its women with dark dead clothes. This novel depicts American reality in the post-war period. The novel weaves the story of Esther, a young and bright woman writer who lives amongst the emotional, social and physical limitations of her setting. She battles her way to surpass what society forcefully expects from her as an American woman, which comes with a price tag, surely. She is trapped in her bell jar, and attempts to run away from it, at the expense of her sanity. This is a novel about ambition and fulfillment, about the desire to trespass life as more than just an endless trap one cannot get out from. Sylvia Plath’s play on words and meaning make us understand her character, her breakdown and healing, within and outside a bell jar. The search for self-identity, a constant that is searched for, is at the heart of the story. For those who believe there is more to life than the four walls that surround them, this novel is for you.
Book is available at Librairie Antoine (but please mention it is for AUB since they are reserving it for us). IF you want an electronic version, reply to this email . . . .
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