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CLR Book Club – Week 14 November 29, 2016

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And so it comes around. I’m serious, next time a chapter of a book! Or suggestions about how to organise online reading groups like this…

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1. yourcousin - November 29, 2016

Reposting my thoughts from last post.

Additional thoughts. Is there any significance to the cross or is it kind of like the black hat in Flannery O’Connor’s tale “a good man is hard to find”?(ie just a hat)

What of the fact that we never meet Nell?

The graveyard elections? Democratization in death and reassertion the social norms from earthly life. I’m surprised that there’s no talk of simply being stuck rotting in the grave. Everyone seems pretty chill with it.

It’s hard to get away from the notion of “small towns, small minds”. Though to be honest I feel like some Flannery O’Connor’s stuff or say “Trifles” captured the feeling of claustrophobia of rural life better than this novel. That’s not even getting into the gender issues this novel presents.

(My old post)
Just finished the book. Anyone finish reading yet?

Thoughts on the transition of the “voice of the graveyard”?

The development and then reduction (not the best word but I’m having a brain fart at the moment) of the Frenchman learning Irish?

Seriously with the academics here someone has to know to do some proper literary criticism.

Character development or lack there of?

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Gewerkschaftler - November 30, 2016

Wow – fair play to you YC. I’m still stuck on chapter 4 due to life etc.

I’d really like to start on the Geoff Eley book Forging Democracy – because there’s much more there that would interest the historically and politically minded in this parish.

I want to read his Nazism as Fascism because understanding the varieties of fascism is a necessary self-defence in these times. But life etc…

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2. Joe - November 30, 2016

It’s top of my list for reading in the Christmas New Year interlude. I delude myself every year with the belief that those few days will be quiet days reading by the fire. They never are.
If I do get to read it however, I can’t promise any profound literary criticism. I was never any good at that. Best you’ll get from me is ‘That was a great book’ or such and such was a funny line.

As to WBS’s question as to how to make this work. Not working so far really. All we have is yc reading over in USA instead of mobilising the vote for Hill. And in fairness, reading the book and posting comments and topics for discussion.

Best novel I read in recent years is called One Day. Can’t remember the author. But it is mainstream, on the shelves in Easons. I defy anyone on CLR not to fall in love with the woman in it. I’m still in love with her.

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yourcousin - November 30, 2016

Joe,
Electoralism is far too bourgeoisie for the likes of me. 😜

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Joe - November 30, 2016

And yet your famous reaction… FFFF and Goddamn F. If it mattered that much, you should have gone all bourgeois and campaigned.
And Hill would have won and Eamonncork wouldn’t be a stranger to us no more…

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yourcousin - November 30, 2016

In fairness, there is a difference between bourgeoisie democracy and creeping fascism. Just saying…

But She did carry Colorado so you don’t know, maybe I did my fair share. I can’t help it that rural Pennsylvanians and West Virginians don’t understand that coal isn’t coming back regardless of what Washington does.

But Eamonncork, if you’re reading this come back to us, ejh too! We miss you both and need all the sane people we can muster.

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