Book discussion—Alice Munro and One Book, One University

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Dean Lydia Morrow Ruetten

Dean Lydia Morrow Ruetten will lead a discussion of Alice Munro’s short story “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” on Wednesday, March 12, from noon-1 p.m. in room D2401A, which is located in the library.

“Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” is also the title of a book of short stories by Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize® in Literature 2013. The short story inspired the movie “Hateship Loveship,” which recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and stars Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Christine Lahti.

The story is a narrative featuring, Johanna, a matronly woman of middle age who has worked as a housekeeper and caregiver. Due to a very mean-spirited teen-age action, Johanna thinks that a man is in love with her for the first time in her life.

"The Intellectual Life Committee chose this book as this semester’s One Book, One University selection. It is fitting that during Women’s History Month we discuss a short story that some have said reflects Munro at her very best,” Ruetten said. “The Intellectual Life Committee invites you to bring your lunch and join in an hour of thoughtful discussion,” she said.

The Intellectual Life Committee is making the book available to students, through Dean Ruetten, for $5 and is underwriting the majority of the cost. For a copy, contact Dean Ruetten or go to room D2419 the day of the discussion to purchase a copy. Two copies of this book are on reserve in the library: PR9199.3.M8 H38 2001. Copies of this book are also available in the book store at retail prices.

Posted by Michael Drakulich at 03/10/2014 01:55:22 PM