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|Course:||Book Club & Beyond: Doctor Zhivago & The Russian Novel|
|Start Date:||1st May 2018|
|Fee:||£44.00 What's included?|
This famous novel and its equally famous epic film is written in the genre of generations of novels by Russian authors in previous ages but especially during the upheavals of the nineteenth century in which unprecedented political and social turmoil and revolution took place. The day will begin with an overview of these important novels and the main themes they describe, then during the remainder of the day we will study the text and discuss the plot, characters and social revolutions of their times. It should be an exciting journey! This day is an extension of our usual Book Club and the extra time will enable us to explore more deeply and fully this fascinating novel by Boris Pasternak and be enriched by it as we are by every good book with existential themes.
Fee includes lunch & refreshments.
Elizabeth Rapp is a graduate teacher with experience in both state and independent education. She has been leading creative writing and study days for some years in a wide variety of venues in the UK. She is a published poet and her fourth collection “What are the trees telling me” was published by Poetry Space Ltd in 2015.Back to List
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