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Center Reads Bertram Cope’s Year by Henry Blake Fuller
March 5, 8:00 pm-10:00 pmFree
Join us for an engaging book discussion of Henry Blake Fuller’s novel Bertam’s Cope Year. In 1918, when Henry Blake Fuller was 62 years old, he completed the manuscript of a novel, Bertram Cope’s Year. Though Fuller was well known as an accomplished realist and had published twelve previous novels, this work was his first published fiction to address the topic of homosexuality. In the novel Bertram Cope, a handsome young college student, is befriended by Medora Phillips, a wealthy older woman who tries to match him with several eligible young women. However, Bertram is emotionally attached only to his friend and housemate, Arthur Lemoyne. The novel’s portrayal of their friendship is subtle, but has clear overtones of sexual attraction.
ABOUT THE CENTERS BOOK GROUP
The Center’s book discussion group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm (with a few noted exceptions). We meet in various rooms, so ask at the information desk for the room number. Everyone is always welcome to join.