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Passing Clouds - a talk and discussion on P G Wodehouse

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Passing Clouds - a talk and discussion on P G Wodehouse

Time: September 6, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: World Life Center
Event Type: talk, discussion
Organized By: Richard Paul Roman
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2015

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The first of a series of autumn talks and discussions on art, philosophy and literature. This talk will look at the writings of the English humorist P G Wodehouse.

Plum, as he was known, wrote ferociously and published over 100 books. His humour and style are ageless and his written skills as good as anyone who has written in the English language in the last 100 years

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Comment by Richard Paul Roman on September 1, 2015 at 15:20
Future events:

Passing Clouds

Sunday evening talks at World Life Center

6th September
P. G Wodehouse. An homourist who wrote in a unique fashion. He created some of the 20th centuries great comic characters and viewed the world through a kindly rose tinted Wodehousian way.

13th September
Raymond Chandler. A highly literate outsider who used his ironic vantage on American culture to transform hard-boiled fiction. His most famous character Philip Marlow embodied the image of the noble but world weary Private Detective

20th September
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Created the world famous Master detective Sherlock Holmes

27th September
G.K. Chesterton. A Traditionalist with a kind of other worldliness gave us the very original Father Brown detective stories

4th October
George MacDonald Frazer. Possibly the most enjoyable way to read up on 19th century history is to read through the rollicking adventures of harry Flashman as he takes his adventures from the Civil war in the USA to the Boxer rebellion in China and all points in between

11th October
George Orwell. Wrote two of the most important books of the 20th century - 1984 and Animal Farm. Both hugely influential when first written and a sobering read today

18th October
Evelyn Waugh. Clive James, ,the literary critic stated "Nobody ever wrote a more unaffectedly elegant English . . . its hundreds of years of steady development culminate in him".

25th October
T.S. Eliot. A poet who wrote the magnificent extended poem The wasteland

1st November
W. B. Yeats The mystical lyrical poetry lingers in one’s memory long after having been read

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