Stanford Book Salon
Bookworms unite! Each month, this seriously unstuffy community of Stanford alumni, family and friends gathers online to read and discuss a different book handpicked by one of our renowned faculty hosts.
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Current Book - May 2013
"How can a novel be both a celebration and a damnation of the American dream? How can such a short book be the great American novel? Fitzgerald condenses the myths and symbols of this nation into a gem of the Jazz Age: The Great Gatsby."
Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante
Hosted by: Alice LaPlante, lecturer in the Mastery in Communication Initiative at the Graduate School of Business
Tevye the Dairyman & Railroad Stories, by Sholem Aleichem
Hosted by: Gabriella Safran, Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies, Professor and Director, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Chair, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Emma, by Jane Austen
Hosted by: John Bender, Jean G. & Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Hosted by: Nancy Ruttenburg, Director, Center for the Study of the Novel and The William Robertson Coe Professor of American Literature
Black Rain, by Masuji Ibuse
Hosted by: Steven Carter, professor of Japanese literature
Any Human Heart, by William Boyd
Hosted by: Helen Stacy, Director of the Program on Human Rights in the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
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