Book Club meeting on ‘Samarkand’
The Chester Beatty Library Members’ Book Club will have a Book Club meeting, to discuss Amin Maalouf’s novel Samarkand. The book tells the story of Omar Khayyám who, accused of mocking the codes of Islam, finds sympathy with the very man who is to judge his alleged crimes. Recognising Khayyám’s genius, the judge decides to spare him and gives him instead a small, blank book, encouraging him to confine his thoughts to it alone…
The meeting is one of a series in which a number of interesting titles will be chosen to complement themes and items from the Chester Beatty Library collection (Dublin, Ireland). The meeting will be held Wednesday 30th April at 6 pm.
For more information see the Book Club’s announcement.