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Where the Crawdads Sing: Literature Discussion with Aimee Pozorski
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where the Crawdads Sing. Join Dr. Aimee Pozorski, CCSU English Dept, for an engaging discussion of this best-selling, in-demand, every-book-club-is-reading-it title.
The Language of Place in Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens’s best selling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) can be read as a coming-of-age story, a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a celebration of the South. It can also be read, significantly, as a love letter to language itself. A novel about the written word, Where the Crawdads Sing pays homage to literacy, to poetry, and to the use of dialect in regional works. As Owens writes, “The language of the court was, of course, not as poetic as the language of the marsh.” In celebrating the sounds of the marsh, Owens also turns our attention to how language works overall—not simply the language of the courtroom, and not even the language of the marsh, but rather the language all around us that has a role to play in our relationships with the things that we love.