Glory, Crisis and Illumination
Our journey delves into fiction and poetry highlighting culture and collision, and blindness both literal and symbolic. We begin with Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “America,” showcasing political repression and rebellion followed by Amiri Baraka’s haunting “Ka’Ba” as he declares “We are beautiful people, with African imaginations.” Both Toni Cade Bambara’s girl in “The Lesson” and Raymond Carver’s flawed character in “Cathedral” gain vision. Join our journey.
Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature and Images of Women in ... read more