The focus shall expand itself to study of characters, strategies, techniques, the process, and theories in or derived from the selected literature in as openminded a manner as possible, without restricting itself to any single point of view or doctrine. Proposals are accepted
from all memebers and we will wait a reasonable amount of time before moving on to the next one to give all participants ample time for reading the source, should they choose to put in the effort. (I was thinking one week is reasonable for most cases, what do you think?)
I am hoping that this will address some of the queries, dear friends. Hopefully, through this we will get an opportunity to bind intellectually and develop more
shared interests through shared readings. My only request remains putting in effort for maintaining an atmosphere of tolerance and respect despite potential disagreements.
As our first case study, I'd like to propose the 19th centurey, writer and novelist, Stendhal. Two of his must reads in my opinion, are the classic, Love, an overview of the process of falling in love and its characteristics and variations based on geographical refrences made in the second part of the book. From him, I have a second personal favorite, this one a novel, Le Rouge et le Noir, translated to Scarlet and Black, in which the characters are said to experience the red reds of love and black blacks of death most passionately.
Any takers on any of our first proposals? Please indulge!