BOOK CLUB LE HORLA / LA / SATURDAY 05-11-24

LA In-person

Book Club
Maupassant: Le Horla

Date
Saturday, May 11
Time
3:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Duration
One-off

Teacher

Born and raised in Brive, in southwestern France, Keveen quickly relocated to Paris to pursue his passion for music. After teaching French and English in Peru, he settled in LA in 2011 and joined Coucou in 2020. He works as a language and music tutor and is also a touring musician and a fixture on the LA music scene, playing in several local bands.

Capacity
10
Level
Level 4 to 7
Location

2400 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of French literature with Coucou’s one-off book club featuring the timeless works of Guy de Maupassant and his haunting short novel, Le Horla, led by the insightful Keveen. 

Le Horla is a 19th-century story composed of diary entries  documenting a man’s descent into madness; a mesmerizing tale that delves into themes of sanity, obsession, and the unseen forces that lurk beyond human comprehension. Under Keveen’s expert guidance, participants will dissect the nuances of Maupassant’s prose, unraveling the layers of symbolism and psychological intrigue woven throughout the narrative. Engage in literary discussions, share insights, and gain a deeper understanding of one of France’s most celebrated authors. Whether you’re a seasoned Maupassant enthusiast or discovering his work for the first time, this intimate book club promises to be an enriching experience for all. 

 

Excerpt

12 juillet. – Paris. J’avais donc perdu la tête les jours derniers ! J’ai dû être le jouet de mon imagination énervée, à moins que je ne sois vraiment somnambule, ou que j’aie subi une de ces influences constatées, mais inexplicables jusqu’ici, qu’on appelle suggestions. En tout cas, mon affolement touchait à la démence, et vingt-quatre heures de Paris ont suffi pour me remettre d’aplomb.

A PDF of the short story will be sent to you upon registration; no additional purchase necessary. 



$69.00

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BOOK CLUB LE HORLA / LA / SATURDAY 05-11-24