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CURS 2013-2014. SISENA SESSIÓ

-‘What do Charles Dickens, A. Conan Doyle and E. A. Poe have in common?’ -‘They are writers.’ -‘Good, but could you be a bit more precise, please?’ -‘Well, we might say all of them wrote in English and were masterful authors, and they are still very popular among all sorts of readers.’ -‘Hmm, yes that’s better, but I still miss something in your answer’. -‘Sorry, teacher, I’ll try to study harder next time.’ The conversation above is purely fictional and it might have taken place anywhere. However, if our imaginary student had attended the last session of the Readers Club in Ramon Muntaner High School, he/she could have pleased the teacher by adding to the reply that Dickens, Conan Doyle and Poe wrote horror stories too. You could expect that from Poe, but what about Dickens and Conan Doyle? That was a bit of a surprise, wasn’t it? All the attendants to that session will remember it well. Hidden among the wonderful novels written by Dickens and concealed among the secret papers that Sherlock Holmes kept in his home you can find some great horror stories conceived by authors who might not believe that was their field of expertise. But they succeeded. A group of faithful selected readers gathered in Classroom 23 in order to experience a one-hour journey to the realms of terror, fear and suspense. A ghastly atmosphere recreated the world of ghosts, crimes and mystery using frightening paraphernalia. Candles, skulls, tarantulas, a noose, severed fingers and arms, and other frightful objects caught our attention. The attendants had previously read three stories: A Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens, The Brown Hand by A. Conan Doyle and The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. And that day they were invited to read their own minds and hearts too. All of them agreed that horror is a universal human feeling which is a part of our lives, like it or not. Then two students (Cristina Mitrica and Mar Dacosta) introduced the audience to the lives of the three writers in a brilliant way. After that, 51

Club de lectura 2010 2016  

45 cròniques de 45 sessions del Club de lectura de l'institut Ramon Muntaner de Figueres

Club de lectura 2010 2016  

45 cròniques de 45 sessions del Club de lectura de l'institut Ramon Muntaner de Figueres

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