EU BOOK CLUB "VOYAGE IN INDIA"
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 4pm to 6pm
Organized by the General Consulate of Portugal in Vancouver and EUNIC Canada-Vancouver, the next meeting with the EU Book Club will be with a Portugese novel by Gonçalo M. Tavares. It will be moderated by Sandy Gualdino.
"VOYAGE TO INDIA"
Bloom’s motives for embarking on his journey emerge as the poem unfolds. We are given pieces of the puzzle one by one, at each stage learning something new about our hero’s character, but Tavares withholds just enough to keep us asking questions. A Voyage to India is a thought-provoking and highly original contribution to the Western epic poetry tradition – a work which challenges our ideas about genre.
Gonçalo M. Tavares is considered one of the most important writers of his generation. Born in 1970 in Angola, he started publishing in 2001 and has since been awarded an impressive number of Portuguese and international literary prizes. The Nobel Laureate José Saramago was an early admirer and once said: “Gonçalo M. Tavares burst onto the Portuguese literary scene armed with an utterly original imagination that broke through all the traditional imaginative boundaries”. His work has been published in more than 40 countries.
Admission is free, but please register by e-mail:email@example.com