SAN DIEGO GREAT BOOKS

At the San Diego Public Library mission valley

SAN DIEGO Meeting schedule

2018

 

 

GC-6 (Great Conversations 6) can be obtained

via the internet at http://store.greatbooks.org/colleges-book-groups.html

or by calling the Great Books Foundation at

or call 1-800-222-5870 (Monday- Friday, 8 - 5 Central Standard Time)

 

or possibly used from Amazon.com . [eBook not recommended]

 

 

Please Note: Although no specific text or translation is required,

it has helped our discussions when we are all reading from the identical text. Source indicates where the preferred text for discussion will be found.

GC-6 indicates a text in Great Conversations 6. BYOT means that you will need to supply your own text. Email means that the text will be emailed to you.

Text Box: [1] A handout will be supplied.  We will discuss Nos. 1, 9, 10, 15, and 51.
[2] Discussion text will be emailed [26 pages].
[3] BYOT.  Any line-numbered edition will work.  The text is in Adult Great Books,  4th Series, Volume 3, but there are no line numbers.
[4] The discussion text will be emailed to you.
[5] TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

Reading

Leader?

Source

What is it?

Jan 14

H.G. Wells: The Man Who Could Work Miracles

Ralph

GC-6

Short Story

Feb 11

George Eliot: The Lifted Veil

Ann

GC-6

Short Story

Mar 11

Francis Bacon: The New Organon (selection)

Frank

GC-6

Philosophy of Science

Apr 8

The Federalist Papers, (selection)

Frank

[1]

Political Essays

May 13

Nikolai Gogol: The Overcoat

Paul

[2]

Short Story

Jun 10

Andrei Makine: Confessions of a Fallen Standard-Bearer

Ralph

BYOT

Short Novel

Jul 8

Shakespeare: The Tempest

 

[3]

Play

Aug

N o M e e t I n g

Sep 9

Gilgamesh (Stephen Mitchell, trans.)

Ann

SDPL, SDCL, personal copy

Ancient Mesopotamian epic poem

Oct 14

Kafka: Two Stories The Judgment and A Country Doctor

Paul

[4]

Short Stories

Nov 11

Mary McCarthy: My Confession

 

GC-6

Political Essay

Dec 9

Herodotus: The Histories (selection)

Ralph

[5]

History