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 2019-2020

September 9, 2019        “Hell Screen” – Ryunosuke Akutagawa*                              Short Story

October 14, 2019          “Why Write” – Jean Paul Sartre*                                              Essay

November 11, 2019      “Babylon Revisited” and “Winter Dreams” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Stories

December 9, 2019        Poetry – TBD    At Gail Cohen’s House – 1160 Cedar Avenue, Elgin

January 13, 2020          “Beast in the Jungle” – Henry James                                         Novella

February 10, 2020       “Emma” -Jane Austen                                                                  Novel

March 16, 2020          “Human Personality” – Simone Weil *                                         Essay
Note: This is the 3rd Monday

April 13, 2020              Hedda Gabler – Henri Ibsen                                                        Play

May 11, 2020              “Notes rom Underground” – Fyodor Dostoevsky                    Novella

June 8, 2020                “To Room Nineteen” – Doris Lessing*                                       Short Story

July 13, 2020                 Long Day’s Journey into Night –  Eugene O’Neill                       Play

August 10, 2020         “Bright and Morning Star” – Richard Wright*                           Short Story

*Great Books’  Great Conversations 5 anthology – Can be purchased from Great Books website.  greatbooks.org/conversations5 or may be available as a used copy from sites like ABE books or Thrift books.

Possible “outings” – Chicago Shakespeare Theatre performance of Emma (a musical) – January 28-March 15, 2020 and/or Royal Shakespeare Company performance (unknown) at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in April,  2020.