Humanities New York Pulitizer 'Campfire' Readings and Discussion: Reaching for the American Dream

Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes with this reading and discussion series, featuring four works that won the annual award for fiction. Each of our featured authors depicts our struggle to better ourselves and achieve the American dream -- and each explores how, despite our efforts, we can end up unfulfilled or at odds with other elements of society.
FacilitatorAndrew Stambuk, Department of English, Hofstra University

Advance registration is required. Registrants are expected to participate in all four book discussions. Humanities New York will lend registered participants copies of the books to be discussed.

 

Session 1: Thursday, September 28, 4:30-6 p.m.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Egan’s series of linked short stories -- featuring overlapping characters and
events -- follows a group of musicians and music executives as life sends
them in directions none could have anticipated.

Session 2: Thursday, October 19, 4:30-6 p.m.
Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
Two writers and friends experience very different pathways through life
in the 20th century, reflecting America’s changing relationship with art,
commerce and life

Session 3: Thursday, November 9, 4:30-6 p.m.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Dominican-American Oscar Wao’s nerdy fantasies provide a springboard for
Diaz to interrogate the multigenerational experiences of one immigrant family.

Session 4: Thursday, November 30, 4:30-6 p.m.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
These short stories look at the challenges of Indian-Americans in adapting
to life in America while staying true to the culture and traditions of previous
generations.

Location for all discussions: Hofstra Hall Parlor, South Campus


Sponsored by Humanities New York in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 15 participants per
reading/discussion. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link below. Please only register for one person (Just Me).

Advance registration is required. Registrants are expected to participate in all four
book discussions. Humanities New York will lend registered participants copies of
the books to be discussed.
For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or
visit hofstra.edu/culture.

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