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Richard Adams’s Watership Down has been a much-beloved adventure novel since it was first published in 1972. The narrative follows a group of rabbits who possess their own highly developed language and culture. When their home is threatened, they’re forced to venture out into the world to find a new home and begin a new community. This reading group will consider the book both as a classic adventure tale and – using theologian Stanley Hauerwas’s essay on the book as a guide –as a meditation on politics, morality, and community.
Facilitator: Dave McEachron, MA
Dates: Tuesdays, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: MacLaurinCSF Study Center
Genre, subject: Fiction, fantasy adventure
Required reading: 100 pages/meeting
Difficulty: 1 (low)
Keywords: Richard Adams, community, politics, society, fantasy, adventure, rabbits