Queer Book Club: "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf!

November Queer Book Club: Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Up next for our reading group: a "pageant of history, society, and literature as well as subtle appreciation of the interplay between endings and beginnings, past and present, male and female," from one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century! Be here Monday, November 11th at 7 pm for our discussion of Orlando by Virginia Woolf!
 
In her most exuberant, most fanciful novel, Woolf has created a character liberated from the restraints of time and sex. Born in the Elizabethan Age to wealth and position, Orlando is a young nobleman at the beginning of the story-and a modern woman centuries later. The hero-heroine sees monarchs come and go, hobnobs with great literary figures, and slips in and out of each new fashion. Virginia Woolf described "Orlando" as "an escapade, half-laughing, half-serious; with great splashes of exaggeration, " but many think Woolf's escapade is one of the most wickedly imaginative and sharply observed considerations of androgyny that this century will see.
 
"As a work of political satire and feminist fantasy, Orlando laid the groundwork for today’s cultural landscape, in which the boundaries of both gender and literary genre are more porous than ever...
-Vulture, "Orlando 
is the Virginia Woolf Novel We Need Right Now"
Orlando: A Biography Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780156701600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: Mariner Books - October 24th, 1973

Event date: 

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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