Book Club - The American Novel Since 1945 - Episode 2 April 21, 2010 8:02 PM   Subscribe

The book club thread is now live on MetaChat. We read Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood along with the lectures on it by Professor Amy Hungerford, here and here.

Careful readers will note that the discussion is kicking off a week late, due to my lameness.

Our next book will be Lolita, if we still have a quorum.
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:02 PM (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Sorry I missed it. Wise Blood is amazing. "My church is the church where the lame don't walk and the blind don't see and them that's dead stays that way." The movie, one of John Huston's last, is awesome as well (with Brad Douriff and Ned Beatty).
posted by msalt at 1:12 AM on April 22, 2010

Sorry I missed it

You didn't miss it yet, its a metafilter style club. Jump on in and school us.
posted by shothotbot at 7:15 AM on April 22, 2010

Incredible book. Thanks for the heads up about the book club, and the Yale courses.
posted by emelenjr at 7:54 AM on April 22, 2010

No man with a good car needs to be justified. (Goofy video of Redline/Whiteline remix of Jesus Built My Hotrod.)
posted by klangklangston at 8:41 AM on April 22, 2010

OK, I did then. BTW, that book is such an icon in my family that my dad and brother actually reenacted parts of it on a drive across the south -- my brother stood on the hood of their car and preached Hazel Motes speeches verbatim.
posted by msalt at 11:28 AM on April 22, 2010

I love this book too. Hoping the next discussion, of another of my favorites (Lolita) is scheduled in June, as I'm going to be out of the U.S. for most of May.

Hungerford is great, BTW, for those who haven't taken a look at the links to her lectures yet.
posted by bearwife at 3:45 PM on April 22, 2010

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