CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webpage for listings.

For direct class inquires please email: classes@politics-prose.com

BOOK GROUPS:

All in-person book group meetings are suspended. Please check the individual book group webpages for online meeting information.

For direct inquires please email: bookgroups@politics-prose.com

TRIPS:

All day trips have been cancelled.

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Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Tolkien’s Three Great Tales (2107)

The core of Tolkien’s Silmarillion mythology was what he called the “Three Great Tales," the romance of Beren and Lúthien, the epic of The Fall of Gondolin, and the tragedy of The Children of Húrin. We’ll devote a two-hour class to each, using editions synthesized by Christopher Tolkien from the overlapping manuscripts and competing versions his father left, looking at how each story began, changed, and developed over time, emerging finally into a published book. Three Sundays: January 10, 17, 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Proust's Sodom and Gomorrah (2105)

This class will read Sodom and Gomorrah, the fourth volume of Proust’s great novel (as counted now). To those who have read the earlier volumes, the atmosphere will be darker, the thought and comedy more disturbing. For people interested in reading In Search of Lost Time from the middle, or joining a group to continue your own reading, our scrutiny should help with the perplexities of Proust’s text and your contributions to discussion will be welcome. Six Mondays: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Imagery in Fiction and Non Fiction (2104)

Novelist Sarah Pleydell MFA and author Michaele Weissman use in-class writing exercises to help students discover and use the imagery embedded in their own imaginations. This three-part writing workshop enables writers at every level to find language that is fresh and unexpected. Three Sundays: February 14, 21, 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings

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Bipartisan

December 6, 5:00 pm
THE SYSTEM, by Reich NOTE: Meeting Online
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780525659044
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

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Classics

December 7, 7:30 pm
SYMPOSIUM, by Plato NOTE: Meeting Online
Symposium Cover Image
By Plato, Robin Waterfield (Translator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780199540198
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 1st, 2008

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Evening Fiction

December 8, 7:00 pm
A DIFFERENT DRUMMER, by Kelley NOTE: Meeting Online
A Different Drummer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385413909
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Anchor - May 1st, 1990