Great Books

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Gail Borden Library.
Call 847-742-2411 for more information.

Discussion Schedule for 2018-2019

September 10, 2018        “Masks” – George Santayana*

October 8, 2018           “Philosophy and Knowledge” – Bertrand Russell*
(Selection from the Problems of Philosophy)

November 12, 2018      “The Man Who Loved Islands” – D. H. Lawrence*

December 10, 2018       Meeting at Jeanne Hebeisen’s Home, 602 Prospect, Elgin
Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry:
“Renascence”, “Recuerdo”, “The Ballad of the Harp Weaver”, “Sonnet 43”, “Sonnet 30”, “The Fawn”, “Lament”

January 14, 2019          “Anthropology and the Abnormal” – Ruth Benedict*

February 11, 2019       “Hell Screen” – Ryunosuke Akutagawa*

March 11, 2019            “A Still Moment” – Eudora Welty*

April 8, 2019                 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

May 13, 2019               Hamlet – William Shakespeare

June 10, 2019              The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o    (novel)

July 8, 2019                  “Disorder and Early Sorrow” – Thomas Mann (short story)

August 12, 2019         “The Old People” – William Faulkner  (short story)

  • Great Books’ Conversations 5 anthology – can be purchased from Great Books’ website store.greatbooks.org/colleges-book-groups/great-conversations-5