Our friends at the Vienna Lit Book Club will discuss Andrew Sean Greer’s „Less“, the Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, on October 22. The book is a satirical comedy novel covering themes such as romantic love, LGBT relationships, age and travel.
How and where does an archetypal fairy tale turn into an abstract romance with the night, then turn into a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure with actual aliens and eventually turn into a coming-of-age fantasy story with actual dragons over the course of 8 iterations? At the Uni-Verse, of course!
We „lean(ed) and loaf(ed) at (our) ease observing a spear of summer grass“ (Whitman) and enjoyed the „summer, when luxuriously / Spring’s honeyed cud of youthful thought (we loved) / To ruminate, and by such dreaming high / (Were) nearest unto heaven“. (Keats)