‘Are we through now?’ A reflection on E.L. Doctorow by CLSC reporter Ryan Pait
Ever wonder what books famous author’s like to read? The Daily’s literary art’s reporter Ryan Pait decided to found out with an interesting situation.
Dozens gather around in a circle, waiting for word from on high. It’s not the Sermon on the Mount — it’s Bryant Day.
Through a series of quite fortunate events, author Chang-rae Lee and his book On Such a Full Sea ended up being the perfect fit for Week Two at Chautauqua Institution.
It may not be Oprah’s Book Club, but the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has quite the following. Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, said that while the CLSC is popular among Chautauquans, it also has influence outside Institution grounds. Babcock said that other book circles nationwide and worldwide often use the CLSC’s list as their jumping-off point.