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Community Read Coffee House with author Robert Morgan
Behind Yeats, Achebe, and "Coming Apart"

Text of The Second Coming
by William Butler Yeats

Date: Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Borg Warner Room

The Tompkins County Public Library and Cornell University's Office of Robert MorganCommunity Relations are pleased to offer a coffee house discussion for this year's Ithaca Reads Things Fall Apart: a Cornell/Community Collaboration. Renowned Cornell professor, author, and poet Robert Morgan will facilitate a discussion of the William Butler Yeats' poem "The Second Coming," and its role in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

Join us for coffee and lively discussion on October 19th at 7 p.m. Professor Morgan, author of the best-selling Gap Creek, and winner of several awards for his prose and poetry, will provide his own interpretation of the poem and how it is tied to Achebe's work. Participants will be able to share their comments and ask questions about "The Second Coming," its substance and structure, and its role in the book.

For more information about Robert Morgan and his work, please access http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/rrm4.

The coffee house refreshments are provide by Juna’s Café on The Commons.

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