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January 2019

Atonement by Ian McEwan

January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring George Lensing, Mann Family Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 29 "This haunting novel...is at once McEwan at his most closely observed and psychologically penetrating, and his most sweeping and expansive. It is in effect two, or even three, books in one, all masterfully crafted."—Publishers Weekly "The real draw to this book is not the complex story line, but rather McEwan’s sheer mastery of the narrative. At every phase of Atonement, McEwan tests his powers and demonstrates…

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February 2019

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

February 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Alicia Ingram Shade, Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, February 5 and 12 "One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate."—Simon & Schuster, Inc. “Spectacular...An absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness…

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

February 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Alicia Ingram Shade, Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, February 5 and 12 "One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate."—Simon & Schuster, Inc. “Spectacular...An absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness…

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Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, February 19 and 26 "One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will,…

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Votes or Guns? The Question of Political Rights in Decolonizing French West Africa

February 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Emily Burrill, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director, African Studies Center All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all nine lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members).…

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Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

February 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, February 19 and 26 "One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will,…

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March 2019

Music and Politics in Contemporary Uganda

March 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring David Pier, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check…

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Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances by Colette

March 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 and 13 "The paradoxes of great literature are those of human nature, and Colette is nothing if not human...Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist--these are the qualities of the artist and the woman."—from the Introduction "A delicate and humorous realist, Colette was the annalist of female existence...Her greatest strength as a…

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Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances by Colette

March 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 and 13 "The paradoxes of great literature are those of human nature, and Colette is nothing if not human...Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist--these are the qualities of the artist and the woman."—from the Introduction "A delicate and humorous realist, Colette was the annalist of female existence...Her greatest strength as a…

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The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht

March 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Christina M. Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Meeting Dates: Wednesday, March 20 "One of the most important works in the history of musical theater."—History.com "Based on John Gay's eighteenth-century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a mock-Victorian Soho. With Kurt Weill's unforgettable music - one of the earliest and most successful attempts to…

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Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 (trans. by Dava Sobel)

March 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Assistant Professor of Italian Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 27 "Placed in a convent at the age of thirteen, Virginia Galilei, Galileo’s eldest daughter, wrote to her father continually. Now Dava Sobel has translated into English all 124 surviving letters that Virginia (renamed Suor Maria Celeste at the convent) wrote to Galileo. The letters span a dramatic decade that included the Thirty Years’ War, the bubonic plague, and the development of Galileo’s own universe-changing discoveries. Suor Maria Celeste’s letters…

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April 2019

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

April 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 "A beautiful novel...quietly breathtaking...Sebald contrives not to offer an ordinary, straightforward recital. For what is so delicate is how Sebald makes Austerlitz’s story a broken, recessed enigma whose meaning the reader must impossibly rescue."—from the Introduction "Sebald is a rare and elusive species...but still, he is an easy read, just as Kafka is...He is an addiction, and once buttonholed by his books, you…

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Putin v. The People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia

April 2, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Graeme Robertson, Professor of Political Science All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to…

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Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 "A beautiful novel...quietly breathtaking...Sebald contrives not to offer an ordinary, straightforward recital. For what is so delicate is how Sebald makes Austerlitz’s story a broken, recessed enigma whose meaning the reader must impossibly rescue."—from the Introduction "Sebald is a rare and elusive species...but still, he is an easy read, just as Kafka is...He is an addiction, and once buttonholed by his books, you…

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Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century

April 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status…

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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes

April 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Miguel La Serna, Associate Professor of History All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or…

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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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