Fadem to teach literature class

Richard Fadem will offer a literature class from late February through March at the Orcas Senior Center, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 28 for four to five weeks.

The books to be read are: “The Sense of an Ending” (2011); “A Report to an Academy” (1917); “Elizabeth Costello” (2003).

The Julian Barnes novel, which won the Booker prize, takes its title from an important work of literary criticism by Frank Kermode and is a short, powerful novel.

The little Kafka story is Kafkaesque and an inversion of “The Metamorphosis.”

It is included because “Elizabeth Costello,” by the Nobel prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee, refers to it and in part dwells on the lives of animals, including of course humans.

Books are available at Darvill’s. Participants are expected to have read the material before class.

Registration will take place at the first class. The fee is $25.

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