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August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The selection for August 8th is A Passage to India (1924) by E.M. Forster and is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. One reviewer said Forster is , “A graceful writer with a keen eye for the bittersweetness bound in differences of class and races.” The story shows this culture clash in British India at the turn of the century by focusing on the fortunes of three British ‘newcomers’ and their relationship with an educated, somewhat westernized, open-minded Indian, Dr. Aziz. Forster examines the concept of friendship- between different Indian castes, the sexes, and the Indians and the Brits. The personal then becomes the political in issues between Aziz and his English ‘friends’ and Forster,… “foreshadows the eventual end of the Raj” and he also questions how can we navigate the gulfs that separate us from others. One reviewer states, “ I found the novel thought-provoking, beautifully written, psychologically insightful and haunting….a masterpiece worth reading”. Organizer: Janice Harmon