12 November, 2015

Gone with the wind

Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk was visited by a group of high school students from the local school No.141.
The WOA staff prepared for the students a presentation about the American writer Margaret Mitchell whose 115th anniversary was observed on November, 8. 

The session was attended by WOA’s American volunteer Mr. Jason whose presence was a pleasant surprise to the group. He participated in the conversation that initiated the presentation and made some comments throughout the discourse.

The group was introduced to the DOUNB Library’s books – the 1938 London edition of the “Gone With the Wind” novel and books on Civil War in the USA. Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind – winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time –has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel. The biography of the novelist was presented and illustrated with several Youtube videos. In 2014 the movie based on M. Mitchell’s novel had the 75th anniversary. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it is often remembered for its epic film version.

The second part of the session focused on the storing sides of the movie. Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The WOA staff introduced to the students and illustrated with videos the main character of the book- Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life.
We hope that the presentation will motivate the students to read the book or to watch the movie based on the iconic novel.
Number of participants – 25 persons.

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