The Not School Philosophical Fiction group in June took Daniel Cole, Philip Cherny, and myself into a conversation on J.M. Coetzee's novel, Age of Iron. The story is about Mrs. Curren, who writes letters to her emigrated daughter about her own final years and the lives of friends caught in apartheid violence in South Africa. PEL Citizens can download the discussion from the Free Stuff page (under Not School Discussion Group Audio; scroll down to find all the discussions from the Fiction group together).
As always these conversations sprawl across the major story-lines and ideas within the book and that means SPOILERS. That also means if you haven't finished, started, or even thought about reading... then great; we try to talk about it all.
We are currently reading The Trial by Franz Kafka, and July is still open to new readers and recommendations, so go become a PEL Citizen, visit PEL's Not School (learn about it here) and look for Philosophical Fiction to get in on the conversation.
Listen to more of our conversations:
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Body Artist by Don Delillo
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