Monday, May 24, 2010

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway – May 21, 2010

KRG readers met once more at the Yacht Club library, this time to read Ernest Hemingway's famous novel of the Spanish Civil War. The attendance was 100% and the participation was very keen. Before the reading started Priya distributed complimentary cloth book covers, courtesy of a women's group in Mumbai called Passages, whose website is

We were all ranged board-room style for the first time, instead of sitting around a coffee table informally. Here is a picture of Indira reading Thurber's parody of Hemingway from a 1947 New Yorker issue:

And  a rare picture of Joe reading from the ardent love scene which inaugurated Hemingway's novel expression for the female orgasm:

The reading not only started in time, but it finished before time too. Wonderful, if we can keep this up and everyone observes a voluntary limit of about 1,000 words or so for the reading, and 5 mins for the discussion, or a total of 10 to 12 minutes.

Priya, Soma, Amita, Joe, Talitha, Bobby, Thommo, Zakia

Here is a link to the full account and record of the session on May 21, 2010.

The next sessions are as follows:
June 11, 2010    Poetry
July   9, 2010     Moby Dick by Herman Melville

No comments: