Lit Forum is back with ‘Circe’ November 4

October 22, 2021
By Boca Beacon Reader

To the Editor:

The Literature Forum is back and looking forward to inaugurating its 2021-22 season on Thursday, November 4th, with a presentation of “Circe” by Madeline Miller.  This follow-up to Miller’s best-selling first novel, “The Song of Achilles”, is told from the perspective of Circe, the sorceress nymph whose brief appearance in Homer’s “Odyssey” becomes the story of a longer and more complex life; her lonely childhood among the gods, her first encounter with mortals, the awakening of her powers, and finally the men who wash up on her shores.  This bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s myth is both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.

Lit Forum veteran Ellie Crawford will lead the discussion, and all are welcome to attend the meeting at 2 p.m. in the Houghton Room of the Community Center.

The Lit Forum Steering Committee

Boca Grande