Bailey Cove Classics

Bailey Cove Classics: Metamorphosis

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.)  Virtually unknown during his lifetime,Franz Kafkais now one of the world's most widely read and discussed authors. His nightmarish novels and short stories have come to symbolize modern man's anxiety and alienation in a bizarre, hostile, and dehumanized world.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.)

Bailey Cove Classics: The Golden Ass

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection, search term: Apuleius.)

Bailey Cove Classics: The Bhagavad Gita (Continued)

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

***Please NOTE date change: we will meet on October 10th instead of the 3rd!

Part 2 of 2 discussions to take place in September and October.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Bhagavad Gita

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Part 1 of 2 discussions to take place in September and October. (This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.) The Bhagavad Gita first captured the American imagination in the mid-19th century, when Henry Thoreau and other self-styled "Brahmins" found fresh, contemporary wisdom in India's ancient sacred text.

Bailey Cove Classics: Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for a discussion of the play, "Major Barbara", by George Bernard Shaw.

Bailey Cove Classics: Things Fall Apart

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.

Bailey Cove Classics: Two Short Stories by Chekhov: "The Bet" and "A Boring Story"

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*Please note that this meeting has been changed FROM the previous week of May 2. I hope you can join us!*

At this discussion, we will compare and contrast these two masterwork stories by Chekhov.

A copy of the short story, "The Bet", can be viewed freely here: [gutenberg.org text file] , here: [gutenberg.org HTML file], or here: [eastoftheweb.com file]

Bailey Cove Classics: Sorrows of Young Werther

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A digital copy of title can be freely downloaded here: http://dmz.hmcpl.org/13C39C8C-5FE8-4284-82FB-28C08F887F36/10/490/en/PublicDomainCollection.htm

Tragic masterpiece explores mind of an artist in alternately joyful and despairing letters recounting an unhappy romance. Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Inferno

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The first of the 3 canticles in "La divina commedia "(The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Translated beautifully by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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