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For lovers of great Jewish literature

Spring Salon Series: Literary Provocateurs

Ray Bradbury’s dystopic novel Fahrenheit 451 portrays a populace lulled into complacency by inane television and the prohibition against reading and will be onstage in the White Theatre March 25-April 2.

As a strong counterpoint, the J is proud to present:

20th Century Provocateurs:
The Evolution of Jewish American Fiction

Join Professor Milton Katz for a penetrating exploration of works by first generation American-Jewish writers—Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Grace Paley and Phillip Roth—to Roth’s more contemporary and highly satirical writings. Readings will be available online and participants are expected to be familiar with them prior to attending the salons.

Session 1: March 7
Session 2: March 28

7:00 – 8:30 pm | Club Room 3

Cost: $12 per session includes wine and light refreshment


Register online using the links below, or call (913) 327.8000.

Session 1Session 2Both Sessions


Readings for Session 1:

Goodbye, Columbus
The Loudest Voice
The Conversion of the Jews

Readings for Session 2:

The Human Stain (Chapter 1)
The Human Stain
(Chapter 5)

Above: Melanie Allmayer, Donna Oberstein and Svetlana Sorkin consider a piece of literature during our first Literary Salon.

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