International Club of Berne

Sophie Book Group

  • Wednesday, 29th May 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 26th June 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 24th July 2019 at 5:30pm
  • Friday, 16th August 2019 at 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 12:50pm
  • Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at 6:30pm

Location: Place to be determined

Sophie Book Group

When                Wednesdays, at 19:00
27 March, 24 April, 29 May, 26 June, 18 September, 30 October, ?? November
Where               Time and place to be determined
Contact            Graham Tritt
Deadline          Please register by the Monday before
Members are welcome to attend any meetings – you can choose to attend only those sessions covering the books you are interested in.


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Graham wrote
at 12:18am on Thursday, 18th July 2019
We meet early: 18:00, and at a new location: Restaurant Reichenbach in Zollikofen. This is on the Aare river in "Unterzollikofen"

Train S9 from Berne to Worblaufen, then bus 33 Worblaufen to Unterzollikofen
Toral time from Berne 16 minutes. (16:32 - 16:42)

Graham wrote
at 9:48am on Saturday, 22nd June 2019
We meet on Wednesday 26 at 6.30 pm.
Graham wrote
at 10:10am on Monday, 10th June 2019
Wednesday 19 June Twann - Schernelz - Twann
Spaziergänge «Auf den Spuren Dürrenmatts»

Besammlung: 12.00 Uhr Treffpunkt HB Bern
Abfahrt: 12.12 Uhr nach Biel, Ankunft Twann 12.57 Uhr
Spaziergang: Pilgerweg nach Ligerz über Schernelz zurück nach Twann.
Zvieri im Restaurant Aux trois Amis.
Spazierzeit: 2 Std., Distanz ca. 4,5 km, auf 136m, ab 136m
Billett: Bern-Twann / Biel-Bern
Rückfahrt: Twann Schiffstation ab 16.00 Uhr, Bern an 17.18 Uhr
Graham wrote
at 10:01am on Monday, 10th June 2019
We should be talking about Tolstoy. June 26.
Or another day to be decided?

New member: Marianne Senn.

Next scheduled meeting: July 29

Interesting reading: Orell Füssli magazine (pick it up at the bookshop 2UG under Loeb)

Graham wrote
at 3:46pm on Tuesday, 28th May 2019
We delay (or cancel) the meeting of 29 May because not all the regular attendees can come. We discuss on the mailing list when we will discuss "Master and Man" by Tolstoy.
Graham wrote
at 8:30am on Monday, 27th May 2019
About Dürrenmatt
Dürrenmatt Mansarde on Laubeggstrasse 49 - Guided tours can be arranged.

There are three more Dürrenmatt walks, on afternoons 19th of June, 16 of August, 4 September.

And also, deeper discussions on Dürrenmatt on the evenings of 5 June, 19 June, and fourth of September. These are organized by the Heilliggeist and Dreifaltigkeit churches


Hallo alle,
eine interessante Serie von Wanderungen habe ich gefunden:

Spaziergänge "Auf den Spuren Dürrenmatts"

Mondag 15 April Literaturweg Konolfingen

Dienstag 14 Mai vom BoGa zur Laubeggstrasse

Mittwoch 19 Juni Twann - Schernelz - Twann

Freitag 16 August Ins - Besuch der alten Dame

Mittwoch, 4 September Centre Dürrenmatt Neuenburg
Kirchgemeinde Heilliggeist - Maja Agyemang - 031 379 1561

Groteskes: Dürrenmatt
Verttiefungsprogramm zu den Spaziergängen
Kirchgemeinde Heilliggeist
Mittwoch 5 Juni 18:30 - 21:00
Mittwoch 19 Juni 18:30 - 21:00
Mittwoch 4 September 12:50
Auskunft und Anmeldung - Kirchgemeinde Heilliggeist Mile Nakov, 031 370 15 64


At the National Library - lots of pictures, images are online.

Center Dürrenmatt Neuchatel


Hallo alle

Ich habe ein wissentschaftliche These über Das Versprechen gefunden:

Sehr interessant aber tief ...

Eine gattungsgeschichtliche Einordnung des Kriminalromans Das Versprechen von Friedrich Dürrenmatt und des Films The Pledge (2001)
Masterarbeit, 2002
121 Seiten, Note: 1,0

Thomas Lornsen (Autor)
Graham wrote
at 8:29am on Monday, 27th May 2019
There are few people available for the talk Wednesday
on Tolstoy's "Master and Man". I propose to forget this book.

The following book is "Das Versprechen" (The Pledge") by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Suggestions for the next books are welcome.

Graham wrote
at 1:42pm on Friday, 3rd May 2019
We read next "Master and Man" by Fyodor Dostoyevski.
YOu can download this from
I will put a version online and I can email it, or print it and send it, to anyone who needs it.

The following book is "Das Versprechen" (The Pledge") by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Graham wrote
at 1:40pm on Friday, 3rd May 2019
Further comments on "The Pearl"
- a terrifying book. A good life is destroyed, and there is no way out.
- survival is at stake. the native way of life is stable, secure, happy.
- this way does not survive the pressures of money (indirectly colonialism, capitalism, evil)
Graham wrote
at 9:54am on Saturday, 27th April 2019
Books - thinking of some cultures around us.
Preferable to read in the original, if we can.
But a good translation is better than nothing.
1. Hermann Hesse - we have read Siddartha and I think Demian
2. Goethe - something short and simple ? Does that exist?
3. Italian
Dante Alighieri - Divine Comedy
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
4. French ... The Little Prince we discussed. We did talk further
5. Swiss. ...
Max Frisch - Homo Faber we discussed.
Durrenmatt - Das Versprechen = The Plege.


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By Graham 5 days ago

Wed 19 18:30 Sophie Book Group meeting

Thu 19 18:30 Other events: Unik - book readings at GenerationenHaus

Fri 20 September Films see

Sat 21 September Kulinata GenerationenHaus

Sun 22 Walk and Talk

Monday 23 18:45 Toastmasters

Tuesday 24 19:00 Club Meeting Mediation

Saturday 12 October Fall Party and General Meeting


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