Special Collections at UWM Libraries

Great Books 2016-2017 Readings

Unless otherwise noted, all discussions take place from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Special Collections on the Fourth Floor of the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

August 31
Books 9 and 12 of The Odyssey (late 8th century BCE)
In Curtin Hall, Room 839
3243 N. Downer Ave.
Univesity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

September 28
Arthur Schopenhauer
First Book from The World as Will and Idea (also titled The World as Will and Representation (1819)

October 26
Brian Friel
Translations (1980)
Optional: See the UWM Mainstage Production of Translations, directed by Jenny Wanasek, November 16-23.

November 30
Marcel Proust
Place-Names: The Name,” Part 4 of Swann’s Way (1913)

January 25
Sun Tzu
Selections from The Art of War (5th century BCE)

February 22
Ivan Turgenev
A Month in the Country (Brian Friel’s 1992 version of Turgenev’s 1855 play)
Optional: See the UWM Kenilworth 506 production of A Month in the Country, directed by James Tasse, February 22-26.

March 29
Carson McCullers
The Sojourner” (1950)
Grace Paley
Goodbye and Good Luck” (1959)
Tillie Olsen
I Stand Here Ironing
Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” (1966)

April 26
Tom Stoppard
Arcadia (1993)
Optional:See the UWM Stage Production of Arcadia, directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios, May 3-9.

May 31 (6:00-8:00pm)
Honoré de Balzac
The Atheist’s Mass” (1836)
Le Grande Bretèche” (1831)
The Red Inn” (1831)