Great Books Discussion Group

Contact Name:
Leslie Wiedder
Contact Phone:
(630) 894-9121
Contact Email:
Conference Room
First Thursday of every month; Sept. through June
7:30-8:45 p.m.

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. Currently our group uses the Great Books Foundation anthology entitled Great Conversations 2, editors, Daniel Born and Donald H. Whitfield, which can be obtained from libraries (OCLC # 61131861) or purchased from the Great Books Foundation website. Individual works from the anthology can also be found in libraries or online. Join us for all or any individual works that you find of interest.

Upcoming Discussions
January 3 - “The Grand Inquisitor” from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
February 7 - “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe
March 7 - “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” by Herman Melville
April 4 - “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti
May 2 - “Physics and World Philosophy” by Max Planck
June 6 - The Playboy of the Western World by John M. Synge
July - No meeting
August - No meeting
September 5 - “Planning and Democracy” from The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
October 3 - “Distributive Justice” from Collected Papers by John Rawls
November 7 - “Guests of the Nation” by Frank O’Connor
December 5 - “Which New Era Would That Be?” by Nadine Gordimer

January 2 - “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver