Monday, November 28, 2016

Nominations for 2017 Schedule for Great Books KC

Nominations for 2017 Schedule for Great Books KC

• Re-reading books we have read before
  Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
  Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner (1959) <-also recent
  Qur'an (religious text of Islam)
  Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville (992 pages)   <-also long

• A selection from the Bible
  Book of Exodus 
  Ezra plus Chapter 13 of Nehemiah
  The Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Holy Children
  Bel and the Dragon 
  Genesis                                                                                             <-also reread

• A selection from the Greeks or Romans
  The Fragments, by Heraclitus
  The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
  Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
  The Histories, by Herodotus
  The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle

• A selection from Shakespeare
  The Merchant of Venice, by Shakespeare
  Macbeth, by Shakespeare
  Richard III, by Shakespeare
  Cymbeline, by Shakespeare

• A work of poetry
  The Times They Are A Changin by Bob Dylan (1964 Album, ten tracks)
  The Song of Roland, (French epic, author anonymous)

• A non-Western selection
  Silence by Shusaku Endo (1966, 256 pages)                                     <-also recent
  Flowers in the Mirror, by Li Ruzhen (1830, 300 pages)
• A selection by a female author
  Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  O Pioneers, by Willa Cather (1913)                                                        <-also recent
  A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor (276 pages)

• A recent (1900-1966) selection
  Herzog, by Saul Bellow (1964)      
  The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow (1953)  
  Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (1952)                            <-African American author 
  Native Son, by Richard Wright  (1940)                            <-African American author  
  The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway (1926)
  The Trial, by Franz Kafka (1925)                                                               <-German
  One Hundred Years of  Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967)

A shorter work
  Seize the Day, by Saul Bellow (1956) (144 pages)                           <-also recent
  Flatland, by Edwin Abbott (96 pages)
  Candide, by Voltaire (84 pages)                                                         <-also a repeat  
  The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli (80 pages)  
  Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett (128 pages)                             <-play
  Fear and Trembling, by Soren Kierkegaard (160 pages)
  On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals 
             by William Harvey (91 pages) 
  Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (134 pages)                        <-play, German
             by Frederich Douglas  (96 pages)                            <-African American author

• A Long Work (for June, July & August)
  Cantos, by Ezra Pound (896 pages)                                                    <-also poetry  
  The Last Puritan, by George Santayana (1936, 721 pages)
  The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (960 pages)
  Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand (1200 pages) (1957)    <-also female author & recent

• No Particular Category  
  Emile or On Education, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (500 pages)             <-French