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Books for Spring 2013

Here's the updated list for Brilliant Minds, Spring 2013

  • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
  • Plato, "Ion"
  • Anonymous, The Song of Roland
  • Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Milton, Paradise Lost
  • Sterne, Tristram Shandy
  • Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Wordsworth & Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads
  • Lampedusa, The Leopard
  • Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Dante Essentials: Second Session

I hope you and your families are well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Most of us have power, but some are still waiting. 

My understanding is that classes are resuming this week, so we will be meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. For our second session on Dante, please add the following selections for our discussion (you can view the previsous list of selections by scrolling down or clicking here):

  • Canto XIV: Capaneus
  • Cantos XVI - XVII: Florence, Geryon, and usury 
  • Canto XIX: Boniface and Clement
  • Canto XXVIII: Schism and retribution
  • Cantos XXXI - XXXIV: From the frozen lake to the morning stars

In addition, consider this Wikipedia entry on the four types of allegory.