16-12-2014
Dear All, Next Tuesday we are meeting again to discuss Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr Ripley”. This is a book I have very much enjoyed reading, but the movie was, if possible, even more moving. I thought this small book contained plenty of food for thought and I will be looking forward to our discussion on Tuesday, 21st October 7 PM at Ganders Teahouse ul Francuska 12.
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01-11-2014
Dear Readers, Our next meeting is on January 20th, 7PM, Ganders Teahouse. We will be discussing "East Wind, West Wind" by Nobel Prize Winner Pearl S. Buck. This is a short and immensely readable book. The book was previously scheduled on November 18th, but we did not manage to discuss it then and in December there was no meeting. East Wind: West Wind is told from the eyes of a traditional Chinese girl, Kwei-lan, married to a Chinese  medical doctor, educated abroad. The story follows Kwei-lan as she begins to…
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03-06-2014
On June 17th we gather to discuss Ernest Hemingway's stories: “Snows of Kilimanjaro”, "Hills Like White Elephants" and “The Killers” (Sabina Steckiewicz) Snows of Kilimanjaro "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is regarded as one of Hemingway's greatest works, holding its own alongside The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms. Although this work is quite long for a short-story, in no way can it compare in plot-line or complexity with his novels. The prelude, concerning the frozen leopard found near the summit of Kilimanjaro, contains a misprint in every edition ever printed or…
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22-04-2014
On May 20th we gather to discuss Javier Marias's “Tomorrow in the Battle Think of Me”.   From "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (Boston Globe), a riveting novel of infidelity and a man trapped by a terrible secret. "No one ever suspects," begins Tomorrow in the Battle Think On Me, "that they might one day find themselves with a dead woman in their arms.... Marta has just met Victor when she invites him to dinner at her Madrid apartment while her husband is away on business. When…
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22-04-2014
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22-04-2014
Reading List for BAS Book Club – April to December 2014 Important changes have occurred. We decided to change our regular meeting dates from SECOND to THIRD TUESDAY EVERY MONTH. our Calendar of meetings now looks like this: 2. 15 April – Czeslaw Milosz “Proud to Be a Mammal” (Jennifer Montgomery) 3.  20 May – Javier Marias “Tomorrow in the Battle Think of Me” (Irene Arredondo) 4. 17 June – Ernest Hemingway 3 Stories: “Snows of Kilimanjaro”, "Hills Like White Elephants":and “The Killers” (Sabina Steckiewicz) 5. July, August – summer…
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16-11-2013
Our next reading is "Out of Africa"  by Karen Blixen. In November we watched the gorgeous movie based on the story, but since it was very long we decided to have a discussion in February. Those who missed our November meeting but love the book/movie will still have a chance to talk things over. Unlike the movie, made famous by Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, this is not biography of Karen Blixen. Rather, it is a collection of miniatures, vignettes, drawn with a fine, well sharpened pencil. The world of Karen Blixen is…
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16-11-2013
This legend needs no introduction... In brand new year 2014 we invite you to share your thoughts on 14th Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It’s a brilliant character sketch, 150 pages you can polish off in a day! In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.  
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16-11-2013
Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? ------------- In December we gather to discuss "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides (author of renowned  The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex). Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review • NPR • The New Republic • Salon • The Seattle Times • Houston Chronicle • The Miami Herald • Publisher's Weekly "Remind[s] us with uncommon understanding what it…
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20-10-2013
Please note that the November meeting is RESCHEDULED. We shall meet on the 5th November . This time it will NOT be at Ganders, so if you are interested but not on our member list please CONTACT us at marzena.reich@gmail.com. We shall watch the movie version of "Out of Africa" and then talk. Looking forward to it! -------------------- Our next reading is "Out of Africa" . Unlike the movie, made famous by Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, this is not biography of Karen Blixen. Rather, it is a collection of…
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