Summer is back to Tuesdays

Our summer class, LITR1-CE9054001, Literature for the 21st Century is back to Tuesdays:

Tues. 10-11.40 a.m., June 6-Aug. 1 (8 sessions). No class July 4

Registration

The reading selections are:

All That Man Is: A Novel, by David Szalay

Swing Time, by Zadie Smith

The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

Thus Bad Begins: A Novel, by Javier MarĂ­as

Falling Awake: Poems, by Alice Oswald

Nutshell: A Novel, by Ian McEwan

The Blue Guitar, by John Banville

The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson


Spring 2017 Book List

Here is our book list for Spring 2017.

You can download a PDF with the list and the dates for discussion here: Download Brilliant Minds Spring 2017

Virgil, The Georgics, trans. Johnson (Penguin)

The Poetic Edda, trans. Hollander (U Texas)

William Shakespeare, As You Like It, ed. Mowat & Werstein (Folger)

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, ed. Haight (Oxford)

Virginia Woolf, Orlando (Mariner)

J. A. Baker, The Peregrine (New York Review)

Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America (Monthly Review)

Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (Vintage)

John Ashbery, Breezeway (Ecco)

*The new book list is also at the bottom of this page (scroll down) with links to Amazon.

You can also download a PDF compilation of Wikipedia articles as a companion to our class readings: Download Brilliant Minds and/or order a printed copy through PediaPress: Briliant Minds Spring 2017 Wikipedia compilation.


Class cancelled for 10/18

Hello everyone, I'm sorry to have to cancel class tomorrow. I'm still recovering from pneumonia and my doctor advises taking this week off to rest. We'll make up the session at the end of the term, and I'll send out an update do reading schedule. Thanks for your understanding.

Peter


Brilliant Minds Fall 2016

Update: the book list now includes the recommended editions in this post, and links for ordering at the bottom of this page.

Thank you all for a wonderful Spring Semester and for your generosity! I feel very fortunate to share our reading experiences. With that in mind, here is our Fall 2016 list. I'm excited about this list, since we will have eight books to focus on, with an equal number of men and women authors. Until then, enjoy your Summer reading!

Sophocles, Electra. trans. Raeburn (Penguin)
Vittoria Colonna, Sonnets for Michelangelo, trans. Brundin (U Chicago)
William Shakespeare, Othello, ed. Mowat & Werstein (Folger)
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Selected Works, trans. Grossman (Norton)
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, ed. Nestor (Penguin)
Anton Chekhov, Three Sisters, trans. Senelick (Norton)
Pearl Buck, The Good Earth (Washington Square)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (Grove)