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Literary Masters

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CourseGraphic The way people interact and react to various situations has an enduring appeal for those of us who may have (or never have) faced similar experiences. With a novel, we can feel a shock of recognition or discover something entirely new from the way its author describes its characters and situations. In our study group, we explore novels that take us to both the familiar and the unfamiliar. During fall 2019, we will read seven novels; typically, we spend two weeks on each book. Study group participants share the responsibility for leading class discussions. This fall, we begin with Empire Falls; at 483 pages, it is our longest book. Our other books average about 125 pages per week. They include The Door by Hungarian writer, Magda Szabo (Penguin/Random House, 1995), Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Delacorte, 1969), The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James (Houghton, Mifflin, 1897), Under the Red Flag by Ha Jin, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, 2016), and An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber and Faber, 1986). 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Eleanor Leichenko2.Lynne Carpenter3.Jessica Schneider 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Jessica Schneider  ; Lynne Carpenter  ; Eleanor Leichenko  ClassRoom