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Book Club: The Awakening

November 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For Zoom details: Email Linda Popoff

The selection for November is  The Awakening by Kate ChopinThe Awakening was first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel’s blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature.



November 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States