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January Book Club

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Sun, January 13, 2019
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Home of Erik Fortner, '92
878 Peachtree Street NE #808, Atlanta GA 30309
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Erik Fortner

The January Book Club selection is Omeros by Saint Lucian writer Derek Walcott.  It's a modern epic poem following the wanderings of a present-day Odysseus and the inconsolable sufferings of those who are displaced and traveling with trepidation toward their homes. A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events—the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement—and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile.

Set in the Caribbean, in modern times, it features the characters from the Iliad and the Odyssey, playing out their roles in the local, contemporary environment, but with all the issues and challenges of their original counterparts.


Even if you have never participated in a book club before you are warmly invited to register on this site and join us. If you so desire, feel free to bake or make a snack to share, or bring a bottle of wine or a blend of tea you would like others to try.

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