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Literature Appreciation I

12th April 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 14th April 2022 @ 3:00 pm



Tutor:  Hugh Parry

Chaucer now seems to be treated as the purveyor of rollicking pseudo-Medieval romps, flattened of course in to modern English:  not a fate which genius deserves.  This course will sidestep the favourites beloved of travelling players and setters of school syllabuses, and give a glimpse of his quality through some of his less familiar Canterbury Tales, as well as taking you on a journey to some strange places of the imagination where you will meet duchesses, goddesses, bird, good women – and not so good women.

Hugh Parry has offered adult education classes in literature for over 30 years. Although loyal all his life to Shakespeare, he has over the years given courses on a diverse range of topics, including detective fiction, utopias, ghost stories, Cowper, Swift and R S Thomas.

The second Literature Appreciation event this year is from 27 – 30 September


12th April 2022 @ 4:00 pm
14th April 2022 @ 3:00 pm