MeTa Book Club's Intro to The Known World November 28, 2011 1:21 PM   Subscribe

MeTa Book Club Notice: We are nearing the end of the Open Yale syllabus! The penultimate book is Edward P. Jones' highly praised first novel, The Known World.

Among other awards, the novel won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award. Jones also won a MacArthur fellowship in 2004. We'll be discussing this book, and the two accompanying Open Yale course lectures, on January 20, 2012, on MetaChat. Please memail me your regular email address if you'd like reminders between now and then.
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 1:21 PM (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

And of course anyone can join in the discussion. Just sign up for MetaChat if you haven't already, read the book, and review the lectures, then show up on MetaChat on January 20.
posted by bearwife at 1:37 PM on November 28, 2011

Really good book.
posted by angrycat at 2:21 PM on November 28, 2011

Edward P. Jones' highly praised first novel, "The Known World."

That looks pretty awesome. I'm in the midst of a Faulkner book (Light in August) and The Known World looks to be something that would dovetail well with it.
posted by Skygazer at 4:06 AM on November 29, 2011

Lots of characters and storylines to keep up with, but a great read and ambitious book. Good choice.
posted by deern the headlice at 9:17 AM on November 29, 2011

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