Mastering Your Circumstances in A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Mastering Your Circumstances in Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow

Are you reading along with us? Our summer book club is just beginning The Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. So what do we know so far? The Count’s circumstances have changed as a result of conflict. The year is 1922 and we watch the life of a poet, confined to a luxurious hotel, unfold in …

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The Fatal Flaw in The Secret History

The Fatal Flaw in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

The Fatal Flaw in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History Aristotle coined the term Hamartia which literally translates “to miss the mark” or “to err”. We’ve come to understand this term as the fatal flaw and find it in most tragedies, especially Greek tragedies. Basically, there is a reversal of fortunes that needs to take place in the plot. It’s …

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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Giveaway! Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Giveaway! Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami “The other thing that puzzled him was the fact that their lovemaking and her storytelling were so closely linked, making it hard to tell where one ended and the other began.”  ~Haruki Murakami, Scheherezade By Jessica S. Manuel We are officially one month away from holding the English …

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Reading Beyond Murakami Course Series Book Oblivion

Introducing the Reading Beyond Murakami Course Series

I’m excited to introduce a brand new way to engage with Haruki Murakami’s mind-bending stories. The Reading Beyond Murakami Course Series is a systematic approach to understanding the author in a whole new way. Life-long learners will delight in learning and re-learning what makes literature so profound. The first course launches March 20 and is an in-depth look …

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