Del Mar Great Books

Del Mar Great Books reading & Discussion Group

 

For over 25 years, the Del Mar Great Books Reading and Discussion Group has met monthly (except August) for book discussion. Meetings are held on selected Fridays (dates decided at meetings) from 6:45p.m.-8:45p.m. Participants are asked to have read the selection in order to participate. New members and observers are welcome. For information on a future meeting, please contact Sara Clark at delmargreatbooks@gmail.com.

 

Current readings for January through December 2018 can be found in Great Books Adult 2nd Series ADU-02 ($28.95 + S&H for 3 volume set) and Great Conversations 3 - ADU-GC3 ($24.95 + S&H). Books may be ordered by visiting http://store.greatbooks.org/colleges-book-groups.html or by calling the Great Books Foundation at (800) 222-5870.

 

Check www.bn.com for used copies.

 

Books we are using for our discussions:

 

Great Books Adult 2nd Series: ADU-02: ($28.95 + S&H for 3 volume set)

Great Conversations 3: ADU-GC3: ($24.95 + S&H)

 

 Shakespeare: use either GB Adult Series 4, vol. 3 or personal copy, discussions questions from GB version

 

** Full length novel: The Odyssey, ISBN 978-0393089059 Questions from the free GBF Discussion Guide will be used for discussion. Contact Sara Clark if you need help in obtaining the guide.

 

# Members using their personal copy of Gulliver's Travels should read Book IV, Chapters 1 - 12

Contact Sara Clark at delmargreatbooks@gmail.com

Del Mar Great Books 2018 Schedule

Month

Author

Title

Book

Jan.

Hume

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

GC3

Feb.

Melville

Billy Budd, Sailor

2nd Ser., v.2

Mar.

Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

2nd Ser., v.3

April

Smith

Wealth of Nations

2nd Ser., v.2

May

Borges

Garden of Forking Paths

GC3

June

Shakespeare

The Tempest (at Old Globe 6/17-7/22/18)

4th Ser., v.3*

July

Foucault

The Body of the Condemned

GC3

August

No meeting!

Sept.

Homer

The Odyssey (discussion guide on GBF website)

**

Oct.

Swift

Gulliver's Travels (Selection)

2nd Ser., v.3 #

Nov. 16

Dostoevsky

Notes From the Underground

2nd Ser., v.2

Dec. 7

Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies

GC3