The League Book Club

Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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15 Responses

  1. Too highbrow for me! When you get to Tom Sawyer or Treasure Island, I’m all over it!Report

    • That’s a fair point. I’m hoping that someone here will propose the next selection from more contemporary fare. My problem is I’m really out of touch with good fiction, especially newer stuff.

      Maybe one of the Leaguers would like to do the next book?Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    This is a *GREAT* one to start with. (The only other one I’d feel a worthy challenger to start with would be the Lysistrata.)

    It’s been a while since I’ve read this (well, excepting Arisophanes’s story… I keep coming back to that one). I look forward to reading it again!Report

  3. William Brafford says:

    I’m in, and I like this idea.Report

  4. Jason Kuznicki says:

    Ritual wine drinking is optional.

    I was with you until this part. No, it isn’t.Report

  5. BCChase says:

    Looking forward to it. Haven’t read any Plato since a high-scool trip to Greece about 10 years ago.Report

  6. Alex Knapp says:


    My collected dialogues is the Bolligen Series edited by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns. My Symposium translation is Michael Joyce’s. Did I buy the wrong collection?Report