Book 117: Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence


The International House of Associations - Genève
Rue des Savoises 15

Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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9th on the 100 best English novels of the 20th Century, D. H. Lawrence’s great autobiographical novel paints a provocative portrait of an artist torn between affection for his mother and desire for two beautiful women. Set in the Nottinghamshire coalfields of Lawrence’s own boyhood, the story follows young Paul Morel’s growth into manhood in a British working-class family. Gertrude Morel, Paul’s puritanical mother, concentrates all her love and attention on Paul, nurturing his talents as a painter. When she muses that he might marry someday and desert her, the attentive son swears he will never leave her. Then Paul falls in love—with not one woman but two—and must eventually choose between them.… Presenter: Joan Starting time: 19:15 sharp Format: 1. Members introduction (10 minutes) 2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes) 3. Book presentation by Joan (20-30 minutes) – A brief history of author’s life – A short summary of the book – Main/new ideas/themes 4. Group discussion led by Joan (45-60 minutes), member’s personal view about the book, opposing ideas. At the end of the meeting, a group of us goes to a bar nearby for a drink, everyone is welcome to join. Map: Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting. Look forward to see you all! Upcoming events: Past events: To join the glocals group: To join the Meetup group: