The Free List
Free Events for Monday, January 31, 2000
This page lists free events taking place in San Francisco. It is
broken down into several categories. You can receive a
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Madame Bovary Study Group, led by Beverly Langer
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.
In speaking of Madame Bovary Vladimir Nabokov said, "Flaubert's
novel deals with the delicate calculus of human fate, not the
arithmetic of social conditioning." We will consider this delicate
calculus as we discuss Madame Bovary, the novel and the character,
and what Flaubert meant when he said, "Madame Bovary is myself."
We will also try to understand why we love this classic -- or why,
perhaps, we don't. This discussion group will meet every week for
two to three hours over the next four weeks. No prior reading or
previous study is required. Just bring your knowledge, insight,
Catherine Ryan Hyde: Pay It Forward
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
Not since "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," has there been a novel of
such simple grace and power. Catherine Ryan Hyde's remarkable new
novel, "Pay It Forward," captures the essence of compassion and
kindness. Out of the mouth and heart of a child comes the idea of
a human chain letter of good will. Trevor McKinney, the lead
character in this inspiring book, has conceived a plan that could
change the world for the better. To share this spirit, Stacey's
and local homeless organizations will distribute food at the
conclusion of the event.