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BWW Lit Group – Philip Roth “Zuckerman Bound”

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the BWW Lit Group as we read and discuss Philip Roth’s “Zuckerman Bound” over 7 weeks beginning Tuesday, May 31.

Philip Roth’s “Zuckerman Bound” binds together “The Ghost Writer,” “Zuckerman Unbound” and “The Anatomy Lesson,” adding to them as epilogue a wild short novel, “The Prague Orgy,” which is at once the bleakest and the funniest writing Roth has done. The totality is certainly the novelist’s finest achievement to date, eclipsing even his best single fictions. – Harold Bloom

Roth’s comic genius, his imaginative daring, his courage in exploring uncomfortable truths, and his assault on political, cultural, and sexual orthodoxies have made him one of the essential writers of our time.

Philip Roth – “Zuckerman Bound” weekly breakdown:

May 31st:

“The Ghost Writer”, chapters 1 (“The Maestro”) and 2 (“Nathan Dedalus”)

June 7th:

“The Ghost Writer”, chapters 3 (“Femme Fatale”) and 4 (“Married to Tolstoy”)

“Zuckerman Unbound”, chapter 1 (“‘I’m Alvin Pepler’”)

June 14th:

“Zuckerman Unbound”, chapters 2 (“‘You’re Nathan Zuckerman’”) and 3 (“Oswald, Ruby, et al.”)

June 21st:

“Zuckerman Unbound”, chapter 4 (“Look Homeward, Angel”)

“The Anatomy Lesson”, chapter 1 (“The Collar”)

June 28th:

“The Anatomy Lesson”, chapters 2 (“Gone”) and 3 (“The Ward”)

July 5th:

“The Anatomy Lesson”, chapters 4 (“Burning”) and 5 (“The Corpus”)

July 12th:

“The Prague Orgy”, in its entirety

Please view for schedule of upcoming BWW workshops including future BWW Lit Group book selections.


Michael Sevy

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