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Blind Assassin (The): Looking Back Through a Dark Glass | In-Person

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Course Description:

Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin is a compilation of the reflections of an 83-year-old woman, who appears mostly harmless on her soft, aging surface but within she's like an octopus, a highly complex creature with three hearts and nine brains. The book has been said to be a novel within a novel. It's more than that—it's a novel about a woman writing a novel about a woman writing a novel about two lovers writing a novel. It's a novel about how people create a sense of a self by creating stories about themselves and those around them and how, in the end, we don't fit into a story. Life escapes telling. Most of all, it's a meditation on the telling of tales and the impossibility of telling the naked truth.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 *10:00 a.m. – noon* (4 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Arleen Tarantino is an adjunct professor at Monterey Peninsula College where she teaches Critical Thinking and College Composition. Her current studies focus on the confluence of linguistics, postmodernism and modern science.