We will read engaging, literary, and often witty late 20th and 21st century novels drawn from award-winning British, Irish, and Commonwealth writers. We’ll discuss how the writers approach their subjects and structure their work, and the nature of their principal characters and the way they think and talk. The writers and their works are: Graham Swift, Last Orders; J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello; Muriel Spark, Memento Mori; Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture; Robertson Davies, Fifth Business; and Peter Carey, The Tax Inspector.
LEADER: Judith Wooldridge is a life-long and enthusiastic reader of novels and short stories in English; she has led three previous Evergreen courses.
THURSDAYS: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 6 weeks: September 27 through November 8 (no class on October 18)
LOCATION: Monument Hall