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Literary Masters

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CourseGraphic By reading literary fiction, we explore the human condition through characters around the world, at different times and in different situations. Studies show that social perception and emotional intelligence are improved through reading novels; so come get smarter with fellow OLLI readers! Typically, we spend two weeks on each book, and on average we will read less than 100 pages per week. Study group participants will select one of the books from the list, present biographical information or interviews of the author and encourage discussion of the themes of the books. The books selected for this semester are: Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Dwarf by Par Lagervist, Tinkers by Paul Harding, The Lady with a Dog by Anton Chekhov, and Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. We begin with A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles, our longest book. Class participants can buy, borrow, or download any edition of the books. Note: A Gentleman from Moscow is a marvelous audio book. No class on 5/27/19.

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 05/27/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/4/2019 - 6/3/2019 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Jessica Schneider  ; Lynne Carpenter  ; Eleanor Leichenko  ClassRoom