Reading from the Great Books Conversations' collections extends our awareness that great writers share in a dialog across time, place, and culture. Discussions encourage participants to engage in the exchange of ideas generated by the best minds in Western Culture, from 13th Century England to 19th Century Europe to present day America. Selections include prose, philosophy, poetry, essays, and drama. We will use Great Books Conversations, Volume 3 (Great Books Foundation, 2007) available in paperback through the Great Books Foundation (greatbooks.org/store). Authors we will read and discuss include Chaucer, Hume, Balzac, Tolstoy, Kipling, de Beauvoir, Lahiri, and many others. Join us for lively and thought-provoking discussions.