Center Book Discussion Group: "What's Left of the Night" by Ersi Sotiropoulos, Translated by Karen Emmerich
In June 1897, the young Constantine Cavafy arrived in Paris on the last stop of a European tour that would shape his future and push him toward his poetic inclination. This lyrical novel, tinged with poetic eroticism that unfolds over three days, depicts Cavafy in the middle of a journey of self-discovery across a continent on the brink of change. He is both exhilarated and tormented by his homosexuality; the Greek-Turkish War has ended with Greece’s defeat and humiliation; France is torn by the Dreyfus Affair, and Cavafy’s native Alexandria has surrendered to the indolent rhythms of the East. A stunning portrait of a budding author before he became one of the 20th century’s greatest poets, “What’s Left of the Night” illuminates the complex relationship of art, life, and the erotic desires that trigger creativity.
The Center’s Book Discussion Group meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. ET (except when noted). To get on the monthly list please send an email to Howard.Williams@gmail.com. Please include the words “book club” in the email subject line.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
7 p.m. ET