Roberto Bolaño’s 2666


Date: Eight weekly sessions on Tuesdays starting January 9, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern
Cost: C$450 plus 13% HST (approx. US$335 plus 13% HST)

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John Riley has conducted seminars for nearly 40 years, serving on the faculties of Benedictine University, Morton College and while employed at the Great Books Foundation. Both as a teacher and while seeking his degrees, John concentrated on modern and postmodern literature and literary criticism, including the works of Joyce, Camus, Márquez and Ellison.


2666 by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Natasha Wimmer
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008/2009/2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1466804821

Delve into the intricate and enigmatic world of 2666. Roberto Bolaño’s brilliant novel transcends genres and boundaries, inviting readers to embark on a journey that interweaves themes of literature, violence, history, and the human psyche.

From the sprawling landscapes of Santa Teresa (a fictional Ciudad Juárez) to the multifaceted characters that populate its pages, we will join the novel’s exploration of the absurdity and beauty of the human condition. Through thought-provoking discussions, we will (try to!) unravel the mysteries behind the book’s title, its five interconnected parts, and the threads that tie them together.

In the words of Stephen King, “This surreal novel can’t be described; it has to be experienced in all its crazed glory.”

What else can we say except, what are you waiting for? Sign up today.

Practical details

Once you register, you’ll get an order confirmation. We’ll send you the Zoom link and a welcome letter from your leader about 3 weeks before the seminar starts.

Classical Pursuits will record this seminar, and make each session privately available to registered participants for up to two weeks after that session.

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Stephen King quote: King, Stephen (11 December 2009). “Stephen King’s Best Books of 2009“.

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