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January 20 - December 15, 2021

War & Existentialism Book Club

Claremont Senior Program • 660 N. Mountain Ave. ClaremontCA  91711 Organized by CITY OF CLAREMONT

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From the early 1900’s to post- WWII, from Kafka to Camus, this virtual book club will explore existentialism, absurdism, war, the role of literature, and beautiful prose, among many other topics. This club will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, discussing the first and last half of the reading selection, respectively. The Claremont Gerontology Association, a group of dedicated volunteers from the Claremont Colleges, is excited to read good books and have great discussions with you! Book club will take place on Zoom. Preregistration is required.

The reading list for the first 6 months is as follows:

January: Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre (1938)

February: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)

March: The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925)

April: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)

May: The Plague by Albert Camus (1947)

June: The Fall by Albert Camus (1956)

*If you are having technical issues with the Registration Page, please contact Senior Program staff via email at joslyncenter@ci.claremont.ca.us or phone at (909) 399-5488 (M-Th, 9am-5pm).

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Live Virtual Class (Zoom)


January 20 - December 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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Ages 55-255 · Co-Ed


Claremont Senior Program

660 N. Mountain Ave. ClaremontCA  91711

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