Lit Group

“After tackling the postmodern bricolage of George Perec’s “Life a User’s Manual’ and, most recently, Anna Burns’s recently published and widely fêted “Milkman”, the Summer Lit. Series at the Burlington Writer’s Workshop will be pivoting to something more widely known, if not necessarily more widely read. From June 11th through August 20th, we will be meeting every Tuesday at the BWW headquarters to discuss “The Brothers Karamazov”, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s epic murder mystery/courtroom drama/novel of family dynamics. The novel focuses on the patriarch of the Karamazov clan, Fyodor Pavlovich, and his three sons: the impulsive and sensual Dmitri, the coldly rational Ivan, and the healthy, young and pure Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, its social and spiritual strivings, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture. We will be reading the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, multiple editions of which will be available at your local bookstore or online. Hope to see you on June 11th!”

Here are the weekly page divisions. I’ve actually spread the book out over 11 weeks, as there always tends to be at least one Tuesday on which the majority of the group is unable to attend (in the past, it has been around the 4th of July). Whatever the reason, this way we will have the luxury of rescheduling a meeting if the need arises, while the average page count will remain at about 65 pages per week. Here are the dates and all relevant info:

6/11: Note “From the Author”, All of Book 1 – Book 2, Chapter 5

6/18: Book 2, Chapter 6 – Book 3, Chapter 6

6/25: Book 3, Chapter 7 – Book 4, Chapter 5

7/2: Book 4, Chapter 6 – Book 5, Chapter 5

7/9: Book 5, Chapter 6 – All of Book 6

7/16: All of Book 7 – Book 8, Chapter 7

7/23: Book 8, Chapter 8 – Book 9, Chapter 6

7/30: Book 9, Chapter 7 – All of Book 10

8/6: Book 11, Chapter 1 – Book 11, Chapter 8

8/13: Book 11, Chapter 9 – Book 12, Chapter 7

8/20: Book 12, Chapter 8 – All of Epilogue


July 23


06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

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