On Thursday, April 17, the Farmington Libraries welcome Professor Nels Highberg as he leads our classic book discussion on the novel, Foe, by J.M. Coetzee. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.
In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso. Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention. The stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving in this reinvention of Robinson Crusoe.
Nels Highberg holds a PhD from the University of Illinois and is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Hartford.
Copies of the book will be available at the main library. This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register using this link. It is free and open to the public.
The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.