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September International Book Club

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
Sponsor
International and Area Studies Library
Location
Main Library (1408 W Gregory Dr.), Room 106
Date
Sep 29, 2021   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Registration
Registration
Contact
Caryn Corliss
E-Mail
carynmc2@illinois.edu
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International and Area Studies Library

Join the International and Area Studies Library for a monthly discussion of international novels and short stories selected by area specialist librarians.

For the month of September the club will be discussing "Too Loud a Solitude" by Czech novelist Bohumil Hrabal.

Explore Eastern Europe through a novel that “celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word.” Written during a time when Czechoslovak authorities were trying to purge library collections of books and authors that did not fit their ideological orthodoxy and were to be silenced, this novel was self-published in 1976 due to political censorship, and officially published in 1989.

Discussion will be lead by Central European Studies Librarian Prof. Marek Sroka.

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