We wanted to start a Literary Club at the Inn because we have such an incredible literary history in the building and keeping this alive is extremely important to us. It is the perfect setting for a literary gathering, don't you think? But how is this connected to kissing on the beach? Well...
The last 2 books have been published recently but we think we'll choose one of the books Max edited in the coming months. A little Hemingway or Fitzergerald to spice things up? Or what about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
', "The Yearling" which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Perhaps "From here to Eternity" by James Jones
which was of course adapted into film and went on to win 8 Academy awards including best picture in 1953 which answers how we are indeed connected to possibly the most iconic kiss on the beach ever! It's fascinating to see the ways in which Max Perkins is connected to so many creative projects.
We love it.
Our March Literary Club Meetin
g is just around the corner. If you haven't been able to read "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese
, you still have a week. It is a beautifully written story that traverses time and county. We will be meeting in the Maxwell Perkins library at 7 PM next Thursday. It may seem late but it's after dinner and kids are on their way to bed so we can slip away.
See you there!