Book Club at the Sperber: To Be a Man
Tuesday, 2pm-3pm PST
Join us for a lively discussion of To Be a Man, by Nicole Krauss.
A dazzling collection of short fiction in which “one of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation” (New York Times) explores what it means to be in a couple in these turbulent and unpredictable times.
In one of her most accomplished books yet, Nicole Krauss plunges fearlessly into the struggle to understand what it is to be a man and what it is to be a woman, and the arising tensions that have existed in all relationships from the very beginning of time. Set in our contemporary moment, and moving across the globe from Switzerland, Japan, and New York City to Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, and South America, the stories in To Be a Man feature male characters as fathers, lovers, friends, children, seducers, and even a lost husband who may never have been a husband at all.
The Sperber Library holds (1) digital copy of To Be a Man, available for check-out on our digital platform.
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Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
Suanne Kelman is Professor Emeritus of Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, where she taught for 21 years and served twice as the School’s Interim Chair. She is the author of All in the Family: A Cultural History of Family Life. Before joining Ryerson, she worked at CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning, CBC television’s The Journal and the Globe and Mail, as well as producing freelance material for outlets ranging from CBC radio’s Ideas to Chatelaine and Shape magazines. She is a regular contributor to the Literary Review of Canada. She has been lecturing on books to private and public groups, including Toronto’s libraries, since 1999.