Book Club
25.01.2022 - 17:00

Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

When: Tuesday, January 25 at 5 pm
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

Flowers for Algernon is the title of a science fiction short story and a novel by American writer Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel was published in 1966 and was joint winner of that year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel.

Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence. The story is told through a series of progress reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human subject for the surgery, and it touches on ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled.

Although the book was banned by some schools and libraries in the United States and Canada, it is has been adapted many times for television, theater, radio, and as the Academy Award-winning film Charly.

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