New Book Club: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Book Club is back with ‘The Quiet American’ by Graham Greene
Every Friday from 5 to 7 pm, starting on March 14th
To join the Book Club write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4030-4829
About ‘The Quiet American’:
This anti-war novel, first published in the United Kingdom in 1955, was adapted into films in 1958 and 2002. The book draws on Greene’s experiences as a war correspondent The Times and Le Figaro in French Indochina between 1951–1954. It tells the story of British veteran correspondent Thomas Fowler, American Alden Pyle and their relationship with Phoung, a beautiful Vietnamese woman. On a deeper level, however, it looks at the tensions which led up to the Vietnam war.
Watch the trailer for the 2002 film adaptation:
What is the Book Club?
CCB’s Book Club is a space where students can share their passion for reading and learn from and about different stories each bimestre. The aim is to stimulate conversation and develop critical reading skills while broadening the cultural context of the participants. [read more about past Book Clubs]
How does it work?
Each week the participants will meet to talk about the book chosen for each term and a facilitator will provide further insight into the plot, characters, philosophy and historical context of the story. All reading will be done at home and the weekly sessions will be geared towards conversation and interaction amongst participants.
Who can join?
Anyone can join the Book Club. However, certain books will require a minimum level of English for the participants to fully take advantage of the sessions . Active CCB’s students can join the Book Club free of charge. The fee for non-students is ¢35,000. Registration is necessary for all participants.