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Literature Classes

​​Vietnam Remix with Jack Nolan

Wednesday October 25 at 1 p.m.

Full of twists and surprises, this fast-moving novel follows The Greyhawk Six: The feisty Irish kid who can sing like an angel; the huge, quiet Southerner who performs complicated math in his head; the feral Cajun who learns compassion; the peace-maker turned warrior; the rich guy from Harlem forced to be what he isn't and the earnest Catholic forced to be what he is.   Their college degrees kept them out of combat...but in 1967-68, the US Army had other uses for them. Anyone who lived through these tumultuous years will remember them vividly.   Any reader who is younger will want to learn about them.

Author Jack Nolan grew up in Northern Indiana, where he worked for a time, like his father and grandfather, for United States Steel, Gary Works.   An undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Ball State University punched his ticket for a three-year hitch with Army Intelligence -- 1967 - 1970 --  during which he was stationed at Fort Holabird, then on civilian status in Can Tho and Saigon and at Ft. Meade, training others. A doctorate in history from Columbia University opened the door to many happy years of teaching college-bound students.

We suggest that you continue to view the PBS series of Vietnam directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, starting Sunday, September 17th.

Please register by calling (401) 831-1800 or email hamiltonhouse276@gmail.com 

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Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

​​Who's Afraid of T.S. Eliot?

Mondays October 16 and 23 at 1 p.m.​

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is the first professionally published poem by American-British poet T. S. Eliot. First appearing in 1915, it is often hailed as one of the first Modernist poems. 

Led by John Lord, who had been trying to figure out this poem since graduate school. Come decide the poem's merits for yourself as we take two weeks to explore the language, structure and, ultimately, the meaning of this classic “Love Song” which has become one of the most recognized voices in modern literature.

Hamilton House Book Club
Last Monday of each month

Sept. 25 and Oct. 30 at 12 p.m.

Lead by Nancy Marcucci, held at the Whitford Library

This month there will be a discussion of summer reading.  The group will also choose the October book.