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Literary Masters

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CourseGraphic Kurt Vonnegut once said “to open a novel is to arrive in a music hall and be handed a viola. You have to perform...if you can do it, you can go whaling in the South Pacific with Herman Melville, or you can watch Madame Bovary make a mess of her life in Paris.” This spring semester our readings will carry us away to Paris, India, the Balkans, Ireland, Los Angeles and London. We start with our longest book, Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac and hope class participants will have read it before our first class. The 1994 translation by Burton Raffell is accompanied by textual annotations and a map of Paris in the Norton Critical Edition. After that, we read a book every two weeks, and readings average 128 pages a week. Books include The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald and The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. Any editions of the books acceptable. No class on 05/25/20.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

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



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/25/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/2/2020 - 6/1/2020 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Jessica Schneider  ; Lynne Carpenter  ; Eleanor Leichenko  ClassRoom