Literary Group

Literary Study Group
Shared discussions on Great Books 

Changes In Literature Study Group

Devotees of SDIS’s oldest study group are instituting several procedural modifications in order to facilitate its continuation.

  •   First, from now on, meetings will always be held in one central location rather than alternating in participants’ often distant homes; that location is the Athenaeum in La Jolla.

  •   Second, books to be discussed will henceforth be chosen and announced well in advance in order for those interested to anticipate and read the selections before the meeting. The next three are American Pastoral by Philip Roth, Gabriel Conroy by Bret Harte, and The Bostonians by Henry James.

  •   Third, and perhaps most important, group members emphasize that attendance at a discussion does not commit an individual to becoming a permanent part of the group. We invite SDIS members to feel free to “drop in” to any meeting and discuss the book that arouses their interest and/or curiosity.

Our procedure: participants bring their own “brown bag” lunch; book analysis and discussion is followed by socializing during lunch. Meetings always occur at 10:30 a.m. on a Monday and vary by week; exact future dates will be announced.

The initial meeting of SDIS’s 35th year will be:

• Monday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m.
• Location: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla
• Book: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

The Literature Group met several times during the summer, Our most recent discussions were about the novel My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and the memoir Dora Bruder by the Nobel Prize winning author Patrick Modiano. We look forward to meeting you, and invite you to know us.