Read the Classics

For those of us who love classic literature, Multnomah County Library is a great resource. There are ongoing Classics Pageturners book discussion groups at Hillsdale Library and Hollywood Library, plus a Quarterly Classics group at Capitol Hill Library.  Copies of the books will be available two months in advance of the discussions.  Please call the branch to confirm.  Following that are a series of lists of Western and non-Western literature from every era.

Here are the Classics book group schedules:

Hillsdale Library Classics Pageturners,

Second Saturdays, 3-5 pm

 

September 8, 2018, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass

 

October 13, 2018, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (This is a different edition than we will be reading)

 

November 10, 2018, Palace Walk, by Naguib Mahfouz

 

December 8, 2018, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

January 12, 2019, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, by Edgar Allan Poe. (Different edition than we will be reading)

 

February 9, 2019, Selected Poetry, by John Donne (Various editions will be read)

 

March 9, 2019, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo. (Different edition than we will be reading)

 

April 13, 2019, The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (Different edition than we will be reading)

 

May 11, 2019, Adam Bede, George Eliot. (Different edition than we will be reading)

 

June 8, 2019, Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud

 

 

Hollywood Library Classics Pageturners,

Third Sundays, 2-4 pm

 

September 16, 2018, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

 

October 21, 2018, Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes

 

November 18, 2018, The Romance of the Rose, by Guillaume

 

December 16, 2018,  Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys

 

January 20, 2019,  The Conference of the Birds, by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār

 

February 17, 2019Autumn of the Patriarch, by Gabriel García Márquez

 

March 17, 2019,  Lelia, by André Maurois

 

April 21, 2019, The Red and the Black, by Stendhal

 

May 19, 2019,  Go Tell It On the Mountain, by James Baldwin

 

June 16, 2019The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing

 

Capitol Hill Library Quarterly Classics

Second Wednesdays, 1:30 pm, October 2017, January, April & July 2018

 

July 11, 2018, Native Son, by Richard Wright

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