What are we reading now?

In Torredembarra

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft

In Calafell

The Old Man and the SEa by Ernest Hemingway

In Cunit

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

At the Mountains of Madness by HP LovecraftLong acknowledged as a master of nightmarish vision, H.P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries –and their encounter with an untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature.

The Old Man and the SeaThis short novel, already a modern classic, is the superbly told, tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream and the giant Marlin he kills and loses — specifically referred to in the citation accompanying the author’s Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.

Mrs Dalloway coverHeralded as Virginia Woolf’s greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman’s life. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old.

The meeting will be on Friday April 3 at 6:30 pm at the Library Mestra Maria Antònia, Torredembarra via Skype.

The meeting will be on Friday April 17 at 6 pm at the Library Ventura Gassol, Calafell or via Skype.

The meeting will be on Saturday April 18 at 11:30 am at the Library Marta Mata, Cunit or online (TBD).

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