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Great Books Program
Belvedere-Tiburon (Rex Fink Chapter)
Meetings - 2nd Tuesday, Founders Room, Belvedere-Tiburon Library
no meetings in July and August.
For questions or further information, please contact
Facilitator / Leader Phyllis Trieber, 415-435-1452 or
Honorary Leader: Chuck Auerbach.
Co-Facilitators: Marvin Mars and Alice Shelton.
Selections are alternated monthly from two books published by The Great Books Foundation: Great Conversations 4 and The 7 Deadly Sins. The group has chosen to read selections in thematic (rather than chronologic) order. The order of selections from Great Conversations 4 follows the “Connecting Themes”, as presented on page 433, beginning with “The Individual and Civic Virtue”. The selections from The 7 Deadly Sins are sequential, beginning with “Envy”.
Books can be ordered through The Great Books Foundation, http://store.greatbooks.org or 1-800-222-5870. Copies of most books are also available at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library.
The 2013- 2014 schedule is:
September 10, 2013 - Great Conversations 4
Jane Austen: Emma. Plus, optional discussion of any additional Jane Austen novels chosen by participants for summer reading.
October 8, 2013 - The 7 Deadly Sins
Nathan Englander: “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges”
November 12, 2013 - Great Conversations 4
Lisel Mueller: selected poems (“Joy”, “The Power of Music to Disturb”, “Immortality”, “Into Space”)
December 10, 2013 - The 7 Deadly Sins
William Faulkner: “A Rose for Emily”
January 14, 2014 - Great Conversations 4
Eavan Boland: “Lava Cameo”
February 11, 2014 - The 7 Deadly Sins
Flannery O’Connor: “Good Country People”
March 11, 2014 - Great Conversations 4
Tim O’Brien: “The Things They Carried”
The above selections will complete our reading of both books. New book to be chosen in 2014 (or earlier).