RAO students have finished one adventure and are about to begin another...
The last day of class for the year took place on December 12th and students spent time reflecting on Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March. Though the huge cast of characters and the dense storyline offered some challenges, students enjoyed the ups and downs of Augie's life and there were a few heated discussions about his amorous adventures.
In the new year, RAO students will read The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, also a coming-of-age story, and it will be interesting to compare and contrast the experiences of its African American protagonist and the life of Augie March.
Class will start again on Wednesday, January 4th 2012 at 100pm.