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Exhibit: To Sail Beyond the Sunset: The Influence of the Odyssey - UMF Mantor Library

116 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
Phone: (207) 778-7210


Mar 15 thru Jun 15, 2017. The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Spring exhibition, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset: The Influence of the Odyssey," on display at the Bookers' gallery area in UMF's Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. The Odyssey of Homer, taken together with the Iliad, constitutes the oldest surviving work of Western Literature. The story of Odysseus's homeward wanderings has stirred the adventurous imagination for nearly 3000 years and has served as inspiration for many of our great poems, tales, novels, and movies. Ulysses, by James Joyce, which follows the plot of the Odyssey through a day in Dublin in 1904, is widely acclaimed as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Odysseus has wandered into other works as well. He appears in Dante, in Shakespeare, in Katzanzakis, in Robert Graves and Zachery Mason, and in the post-modern works of John Barth. Penelope has figured in a literature of her own, inspiring strong feminist work by Atwood, Leclerc, and La Spina. The exhibit is on display from Mar. 15 through June 15. Event #18764   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Author Anne B. Gass: Voting Down the Rose - OceanView at Falmouth Lunt Auditorium

74 Lunt Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: (207) 781-2351


Mar 28, 2017. In an OceanView at Falmouth event, Anne B. Gass will present her book, Voting Down the Rose, a lively account of Maine native, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, who campaigned for the right of women to vote. Told from Whitehouse's perspective, this important book brings Maine's suffrage history to life and illustrates the difficulty state suffrage leaders experienced trying to navigate between the demands of national organizations and their local constituencies. This lecture is co-sponsored by Falmouth Memorial Library and The Falmouth Historical Society and presented as part of our ongoing Library/OceanView collaborative lecture series. This lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Voting Down the Rose will be available for sale and signing courtesy of the author. For more info call Jeannie Madden at (207) 781-2351 or email Event is on Tuesday, Mar. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Event #19021   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon