The New York Trilogy - Tuesdays from 25th June
The New York Trilogy - Tuesdays from 25th June
The New York Trilogy - Tuesdays from 25th June
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The New York Trilogy - Tuesdays from 25th June

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Read and discuss this incredible trilogy of detective stories - unlike you have ever read before!  

Highlights

  • Join this English book group course and gain extra motivation to read in English
  • 5 hours of live classes to help you develop fluent speaking in English
  • Discuss detective fiction and ideas of writing, identity, language & reality
  • Be corrected by an expert English teacher to remove errors and mistakes

Improve your accuracy and fluency in this 5 week advanced English book group course featuring the collection of Paul Auster's groundbreaking novellas, The New York Trilogy.  Each week you read some chapters, discuss them in class and improve specific areas of vocabulary or grammar while also examining literary aspects of the novel.  Personalised feedback improves your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

The Book Club book

The New York Trilogy is an astonishing work.  It composes three interconnected short novels written in a standard detective fiction style, which collectively manages to be both a gripping read and full of interesting philosophical ideas.  It is like reading a cross between Raymond Chandler and Franz Kafka.  Our private investigator investigates a case, following clues which lead to some profound conclusions. The New York Trilogy is the modern novel at its finest: bold, astounding, unforgettable.

'Marks a new departure for the American novel.' Observer

'A shatteringly clever piece of work . . . Utterly gripping, written with an acid sharpness that leaves an indelible dent in the back of the mind.' Sunday Telegraph

'The New York Trilogy established him as the only author one could compare to Samuel Beckett.' Guardian 

Geoff says:

"Paul Auster died recently and the world lost one of its great authors.  This is three books in one, and almost certainly unlike anything you have ever read.  Great ideas about the self, identity and language, all within the structure of detective stories. Highly recommended!"

Only 8 places available.  Click Add to Cart to reserve your place.

The Book

  • Genre: detective fiction; literary fiction; post-modern fiction
  • Language: American English
  • Suitable for: Anyone used to reading in English
  • Level: Advanced
  • Text: Original 
  • 92,092 words (average weekly read: 80 pages) 

Date & time

  • Tuesdays from 25th June-23rd July
  • 18.30 CET (Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome & most EU)
  • 17.30 (UTC+1/GMT+1) London, UK, Portugal
  • 19.30 Greece, Ukraine
  • 19.30 Turkey, Saudi Arabia
Age  18+

Online class size

Maximum 8 participants, on Zoom, using break-out rooms for increased speaking and discussion

What you learn

  • To confidently speak and debate with others
  • To overcome any gaps by paraphrasing or rephrasing
  • To eradicate errors in grammar and pronunciation 
  • To develop and extend areas of high level vocabulary
  • To be immersed in the natural patterns of English syntax
  • To gain a deeper understanding of cultural issues
  • To perfect & enhance your English through summarising
Your teacher
  • Geoff Hardy-Gould, BSc, MBA, CTEFLA, DTEFLA. 
  • Over 20 years' experience of UK language schools. 
  • Speaker at:  2024 IATEFL Conference; 2023 IATEFL TechLit! Exploring crossovers between technology and literature; 2022 Extensive Reading Foundation; 2021 TESOL Italia