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BookTalk at BSC continues with “1984”

Published: Feb 01 2021
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Readers will gather for BookTalk at BSC on Sunday, Feb. 7, to discuss “1984” by George Orwell. This year's discussions are being held virtually and are open to all. 
BSC Assistant Professor of Religion/Philosophy Tayo Basquiat will lead this second of three discussions exploring a "A Cautionary Tale” theme at Bismarck State College from 1 to 3 p.m.

Intended as more of a warning than a prophecy, Orwell’s novel “1984” depicts a world divided into three totalitarian superpowers that are constantly at war with one another. The dystopian classic, first published in 1949, focuses on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society. In 2018, the book was ranked #18 on America’s 100 best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

BookTalk at BSC series books are available at local libraries and booksellers. For more information, visit For virtual event access contact the BSC Library at or 701-224-5450.
The annual BookTalk at BSC series is in its 22nd year and is funded by the BSC Library and a grant from the BSC Foundation.
BookTalk at BSC will wrap up the 2021 series with “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler on March 7.