“I don’t want the peace
that passeth understanding
But rather the understanding
that bringeth peace”
— Hellen Keller
Hi to all on a number of lists
Those of you who are in Brisbane or in transport reach of it may be interested in attending the reading of the next book being read by the group that meets at Kings College within the University of Queensland each Thursday at 1pm. The book is Tolstoys War and Peace, in English translation. The translation being used by quite a number of the existing members of the group is the new Vintage Classics edition translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, but any existing translation would do.
The method used in the group is to read every word aloud, taking turns around the group, pausing every couple of pages to discuss any problems or points of interest. It is not obligatory to read. One can simply listen if one wishes not to read. We have used this method to read major works by James Joyce and Marcel Proust and people have found that it assisted them to overcome difficulties that baulked them when reading the works alone.
You would be welcome to join this group, which is very friendly, at any time, either immediately this week or at a further stage of the reading. Parking is made available for group members by the College, which also offers us afternoon tea.
Time and place: Thursday,1pm to 3pm, 1st floor Kings College, Upland Rd, St Lucia.