25 March 10 | Chad W. Post

Again with me and the last minute postings, but if you’re planning on participating in Conversational Reading’s YFT Reading Group, here’s the official schedule:

VOLUME 1

–1: Fever–

  • Week 1, March 21-27: pp. 3 – 95 (Section ends at: “But before getting back to the Tupras . . .”)
  • Week 2, March 28 – April 3: pp. 96 – 180 End of Section 1

–2: Spear–

  • Week 3, April 4-10: pp. 183 – 233 (“Yes, I did remember . . .”)
  • Week 4, April 11 – 17: pp. 234 – 316 (“This ability or gift was very useful . . .”)
  • Week 5, April 17 – 24: pp. 317 – 387 (End of VOLUME 1)

VOLUME 2

–3: Dance–

  • Week 6, April 25 – May 1: pp. 3 – 60 (“And so in the disco . . .”)
  • Week 7, May 2 – 8: pp. 61 – 121 (“I left the restroom as resolutely . . .”)
  • Week 8, May 9 – 15: pp. 122 – 201 (End of Section 3)

–4: Dream–

  • Week 9, May 16 – 22: pp. 205 – 264 (“He fell silent for longer this time . . .”)
  • Week 10, May 30 – June 5: pp. 265 – 341 (End of VOLUME 2)

VOLUME 3

–5: Poison–

  • Week 11, June 6 – 12: pp. 3 – 113 (“Yes, we almost certainly shared that in common . . .”)
  • Week 12, June 13 – 19: pp. 114 – 171 (End of Section 5)

–6: Shadow–

  • Week 13 June 20 – 26: pp. 173 – 230 (“When you haven’t been back . . .”)
  • Week 14, June 27 – July 3: pp. 231 – 328 (End of Section 6)

–7: Farewell–

  • Week 15, July 4 – 10: pp. 331 – 393 (“I didn’t in fact think much about anything . . .”)
  • Week 16, July 11 – 17: pp. 394 – 482 (“Wheeler stopped speaking and eagerly . . .”)
  • Week 17, July 18 – 24: pp: 483 – 545 (End of VOLUME 3)

And more importantly, for anyone getting started, Scott posted an excellent overview of Marias’s work, linking to a number of overview pieces in The Quarterly Conversation, New York Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Even if you’re not participating in the book club, Scott’s piece is really interesting for finding out about Marias’s work. So often people talk about the more crazy aspects of his life—like the fact that he is the King of Redonda.

I’m already behind in the readings, but hopefully will catch up by the 3rd . . .


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