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Literature Appreciation I

30th March 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 1st April 2020 @ 4:00 pm




Tutor:  Hugh Parry

Chaucer now seems to be treated as the purveyor of rollicking pseudo-Medieval romps, flattened of course into 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, birds, 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 retreat in our 2020 programme is from 13 – 15 November.


30th March 2020 @ 4:00 pm
1st April 2020 @ 4:00 pm