Bitch Lit Book Club: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Thursday 4th October 18:30 - 20:00 at London - Gower Street
BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women. Join us for wine and irreverent, fun discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes.
On October 4th we will be discussing The Left Hand of Darkness by the late Ursula Le Guin, who passed away in January of this year. Le Guin is consdiered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century; forging a singular reputation in fantasy and sci-fi through such works as TheEarthsea Chronicles, she gained a vital feminist foothold in an ordinarily male dominated discipline.
The Left Hand of Darkness, one of Le Guin’s seminal novels, takes place on a genderless planet, where the people only become male or female at the peak of their sexual cycles. First published in 1969, The Left Hand of Darkness is still considered to be a profound exploration
Numbers strictly limited, please book promptly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8/6(students)and include wine and soft drinks. Book online, in store or by phoning 020 7636 1577.
Previous Bitch Lit titles:
I Love Dick - Chris Kraus
Negroland - Margot Jefferson
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept - Elizabeth Smart
Difficult Women - Roxane Gay
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine - Alexandra Kleeman
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
The Pumpkin Eater - Penelope Mortimer
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Power - Naomi Alderman
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
Passing - Nella Larsen
The Red Parts - Maggie Nelson
Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner
Margaret the First - Danielle Dutton
Stet - Diana Athill
Abandon - Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
All Grown Up - Jami Attenberg
Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
The Liars’ Club - Mary Karr
Men We Reaped – by Jesmyn Ward
Problems – Jade Sharma
Cassandra at the Wedding -- Dorothy Baker
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