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Jul 26, 2007, 6:33pm Top

I have to attend a dinner party in a couple of weeks its a group of 4 couples and we have been meeting for the last 6 months. For the next meeting i would like to add a literary themed discussion to the group. I am thinking of using quotes on various subjects from Proust, giving each person on of them as a discussion starter.

Does anyone have any experiance with this type of themed dinner party and any experiance with whether it works or not.

David Perrings

Jul 29, 2007, 7:15pm Top

No experience, but I hope you have a lovely time. I am curious about the probability of eight (random) people meeting whom have all read Proust.

That is a fun little math problem all in itself.

Jul 29, 2007, 8:09pm Top

my idea is not that ambitious, i would like to work with selected quotes or passages however and see what happens. I think his quotes are provocative enough to generate some discussion whether a person is familar with proust or not.


Edited: Sep 7, 2007, 2:26pm Top

I used to belong to a group we called the Heavy Hors d'ouevres Society. We even had our own newsletter. There were usually 5-10 couples and we took turns hosting in each others homes. In addition to heavy imbibing folks took turns reading their own poetry or prose or picked something classic to read. Sometimes they brought musical instruments. I seem to recall having a great time. Unfortunately, everybody either got divorced or left town. I wish I could come to your party. Sounds great.

Sep 7, 2007, 3:06pm Top


"Confluences come when they will
and then they go away."

Yes it is too bad that groups do that.

they work well for a while and then they are gone.

I hope the readings were not so heavy as to cause the divorces and the skipping town.


Sep 7, 2007, 3:53pm Top

I think it was more likely the wine than the readings.

Sep 7, 2007, 3:59pm Top

good wine ?

bad wine ?

to much wine ?

not enough wine ?


Sep 14, 2007, 10:28am Top

All of the above.

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