This fall, we’ll discuss five classic novels of marriage. We begin the discussion with Mrs. Bridge, Ethan Connell’s mid-century portrait of class and domestic life. We follow with To the Lighthouse, Virginia Wolf’s masterful depiction of the individual, within, and without marriage. We continue the discussion with Barbara Pym’s Excellent Women. Next, we read the wife betrayed in Elana Ferrante’s searing Days of Abandonment. We end with Tayari Jones’ wonderful An American Marriage, a novel that explores the forces that foster and erode the binds that tie. Feel free to bring a snack or a bagged lunch.
This course is offered at the Temple University Ambler campus.
ONCE0868-001 - morning session from 10 AM to 12 PM
ONCE0868-002 - afternoon session from 1 to 3 PM
Both sections are taught and led by Miriam Camitta.