Monday, November 16, 2015

Nominations for 2016 Schedule for Great Books KC

Nominations for 2016 Schedule for Great Books KC

Re-reading books we have read before
A selection from the Bible
Acts of the Apostles 
The Book of Ruth  
A selection from the Greeks
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho – a translation by Anne Carson
The Simile of the Sun, The Analogy of the Divided Line, The Allegory of the Cave. From the Republic of Plato  (Also qualifies as a "re-read")

A selection from Shakespeare
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 
Twelfth Night; or; What You Will (Also qualifies as a "re-read")

A work of poetry
Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks  
Annabel Lee and/or The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe  

A non-Western selection
 Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin   
The Quran (Also qualifies as a "re-read") 

A selection by a female author
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)   
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell by the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Anne, and Emily 

A recent (1900-1965) selection
Herzog by Saul Bellow (1964)  
Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe (1929)   
The Sense of Beauty by George Santayana   (1896)
The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemmingway (1926)

A shorter work
Waiting for Godot  by Samuel Beckett (128 pages)  
 Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (80 pages) 
The Vicar of Wakefield by Goldsmith (144 pages)   
Language and Myth by Ernst Cassirer (128 pages)  
Three Philosophical Poets by George Santayana   (110 pages)
Utopia by Thomas More (85 pages)  
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (80 pages)  
Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus  (80 pages)   

A Long Work (for June, July & August)
Cantos, by Ezra Pound  (also qualifies as poetry) (896 pages)
Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy, by Sigrid Undset (1,168 pages)
The Wreath
The Wife
The Cross   
No Particular Category
An Essay On Man: An Introduction to Human Culture by Ernst Cassirer (250 pages)