A Closer Look Book Club

A Closer Look Book Club meets throughout the year to discuss novels and other works of fiction. To participate in a Book Club conversation, all you need to do is read the book and then join us in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the Poetry Center. No sign-up is necessary: the Club is free and open to the public, and you’re welcome to participate in as many or as few meetings as you like.

The theme of this year’s reading list is “Genre Meets High Art.” We will read novels that incorporate elements of genre fiction (fantasy, historical, detective, sci-fi, etc.) with writing that achieves the level of art. As we read, we will think about how we define “genre” and “art” consider the value and function of each.

For more information, email Cybele Knowles at knowles@email.arizona.edu.

Click here to view our archived reading list.

05/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

“The novel’s scandal-tinted history and its subject—the affair between a middle-aged sexual pervert and a twelve-year-old girl—inevitably conjure up expectations of pornography. But there is not a single obscene term in Lolita…. Lolita blazes, however, with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has...

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