Sunday, October 3, 2010

The World According to Garp by John Irving — Oct1, 2010

The next session will be held on Nov 26, 2010, to read excerpts from the play, A Streetcar Named Desire (SND), by Tennessee Williams.

On Dec 2, 2010 (Thursday) a private viewing of the Marlon Brando - Vivien Leigh movie of SND will be screened at the Yacht Club at 6 pm.

The World According to Garp
The question of feminism and what it meant, gave rise to a steady stream of discussion, as that theme runs through the novel from beginning to end. Here are the 'feminists' in animated discussion —

Soma, Talitha, Amita, KumKum

Whether the quality of the writing elevates the novel to the first ranks of literature was another question that dogged the discussions. As happens in nearly all the sessions, lively arguments were put forward on several sides, but the readers were left to form their own judgments. John Irving's own opinion may be true, but it is probably tongue-in-cheek: "An artfully-disguised soap-opera."

Two visitors joined us for this session, Mr Thomas Manipadam and Mr Renjith Sanoo.

Soma, Talitha, Amita, KumKum, Manipadam, Bobby, Thommo, Sanoo

You may read a full account of this session by clicking here. Or by following the link below.