Continental European Novel Group

The Continental European Novel Group shall begin with classics from several countries dating back to the mid-19th century.  Following several classics we shall migrate into the 20thcentury, and then proceed country by country.  As the group grows and develops, the choices and purposes shall be to focus on major characters, plots, themes and assessment of the relevance for today’s reading audience.  The book for September discussion will be Fireweed - a Political Autobiography by Gerda Lerner (Temple University Press, $28.95).  Fireweed tells a story of moral courage and commitment to social change with a novelist's skill and a historian's command of context. This memoir focuses on the formative experiences that made the author an activist for social justice before her academic career began. It presents her life in the context of the major historical events of the 20th century.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Fireweed: A Political Autobiography (Critical Perspectives on the Past) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592132362
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Published: Temple University Press - August 15th, 2003