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Creecy Book Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, January 8th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 9th  at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room

January’s book selection is in recognition of PBS’ The Great American Read program. This title was one of 100 chosen by a national suvey as a novel that everyone should read.
Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890 but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic and moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to is autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”

 

Join us for a fun and lively but casual discussion at our monthly book club meeting! No registration required.

Details

Date:
January 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Meeting Room
26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone:
(248) 796 - 4200
Website:
http://southfieldlibrary.org