Classics Made Modern: Appointment in Samarra

Monday, February 12, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Discuss Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara, a 1934 novel of Julian English, a man who squanders what fate gave him, over the course of just 72 hours with a couple of reckless gestures. That his calamity is petty and preventable only makes it more powerful.