Great Books - Great Conversations

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2020
Friday, December 4, 2020, The Story of Samson
Friday, December 11, 2020, John Donne poems (continued Dec. 14 if further discussion desired)
Friday, December 18, 2020, Rene Descartes: Meditations 
Friday, December 25 and January 1 no discussions

2021
Friday, January 8, 2021, Nikolai Gogol: The Nose
Friday, January 15, 2021, Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Grand Inquisitor
Friday, January 22, 2021, Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher
Friday, January 29, 2021, Herman Melville: Bartleby the Scrivener {Note there is a reading of this online done at the 92nd St. Y)
Friday, February 5, 2021, Christina Rosetti: Goblin Market
Friday, February 12, 2021, Max Planck: Physics and World Philosophy
Friday, February 19, 2021, John M. Synge: The Playboy of the Western World: Acts 1 and 2
Friday, February 26, 2021, Synge: Act 3
Friday, March 5, 2021, Friedrich Hayek: Planning and Democracy [from The Road to Serfdom
Friday, March 12, 2021, John Rawls: Distributive Justice
Friday, March 19, 2021, Frank O’Connor: Guests of the Nation
Friday, March 26, 2021, Nadine Gordimer: Which New Era Would that Be?
Friday, April 2, 2021, Raymond Carver: What We Talk About When We Talk about Love
Friday, April 9, 2021, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Volume 1 (Penguin edition), Introduction and pp. 5-90, and questions 1-4
Friday, April 16, 2021, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Volume 2,  pp. 93-151, questions 5-7
Friday, April 23, 2021, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Volume 3, pp. 155-225, questions 8-11, plus for further reflections
Friday, April 30, 2021, Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, Introduction and pp. 1-55, questions 2, 7, 9
Friday, May 7, 2021, Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, pp. 56-219, questions 6, 10
Friday, May 14, 2021, Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, pp. 220-298, questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, and for further reflections

Notes on Book Readings:  
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (Penguin 2003) and Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem (Penguin 1994). Each reader is responsible for obtaining copies.

Background and Questions for these books can be found at the end of Great Books 2, pp. 329-333 for Shelley and 335-339 for Arendt. In both cases page numbers cited are to the Penguin editions, which would be the preferred ones to purchase.  However, there are other online and audio editions as well as book editions that could be used. The Shelley text is to the 1818 version also available for free online on Project Gutenberg and in other editions. Non-Penguin editions are not broken up into volumes.

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4/9/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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