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Bailey Cove Classics: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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Monday, June 9, 2008 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Burton Raffel
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

It is Christmas in Camelot and a truly royal feast has been laid out for King Arthur and his Knights. And though there is plenty of good cheer to go around, the festivities hardly begin before a monstrous, axe-wielding, green-skinned Knight barges in. He has come to see the famous Knights of the Round Table and offer them a simple but deadly challenge -a challenge taken on by the brave Sir Gawain -a challenge that will force him to chose between his honor and his life. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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Bailey Cove Classics - Candide

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Monday, September 8, 2008 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Voltaire
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Candide

One of the finest satires ever written. The swift and lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide. As Candide experiences and witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover that-- contrary to the teachings of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss-- all is not always for the best. Filled with wit, intelligence, and an abundance of dark humor, Candide teaches us that it is possible to challenge blind optimism without losing the will to live and pursue a happy life. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics - Candide

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Bailey Cove Classics: Revelations of Divine Love

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Monday, May 5, 2008 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Julian of Norwich
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Revelations of Divine Love

Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
Special guest Dr. William Munson returns for the second half of discussions about the writings and visions of Julian of Norwich, who was the first female English-language author. This book stems from a series of visions she had at age thirty, suggesting the concept of universal salvation in a time when the Black Death was seen as divine retribution for humankind's sins. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Revelations of Divine Love

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Bailey Cove Classics - Revelations of Divine Love

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Monday, April 7, 2008 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Julian of Norwich
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Revelations of Divine Love

Special guest Dr. William Munson returns to discuss the writings and visions of Julian of Norwich, who was the first female English-language author. This book stems from a series of visions she had at age thirty, suggesting the concept of universal salvation in a time when the Black Death was seen as divine retribution for humankind's sins.  Read more about Bailey Cove Classics - Revelations of Divine Love

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Bailey Cove Classics - Goblin Market

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Monday, March 3, 2008 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Author: 
Christina Rossetti
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Goblin Market

Rossetti's most famous poem is the story of two sisters who hear goblin cries at night and follow them to a mysterious market. One sister buys fruit from the goblins and eats it, while the other does not; the poem follows how their choices changed their lives. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics - Goblin Market

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Bailey Cove Classics: Leaves of Grass

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Monday, December 3, 2007 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass

When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown. But his self-published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form. The "father of free verse," Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to "sing" such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Leaves of Grass

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Bailey Cove Classics: Bhagavad Gita

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Monday, February 4, 2008 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Bhagavad Gita

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Bailey Cove Classics: Dr. William Munson

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Monday, November 5, 2007 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Dr. William Munson returns to discuss Middle English literature. Readings to be announced.

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Love Songs of Sappho

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Monday, October 1, 2007 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sappho
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The Love Songs of Sappho

Called the "Tenth Muse" by the ancients, Greece's greatest female lyric poet Sappho (ca. 610-580 B.C.E.) spent the majority of her life on the famed island of Lesbos. Passionate and breathtaking, her poems survive only in fragments, following religious conspiracies to silence her. This excellent translation includes Roche's brilliant essay, "Portrait of Sappho". Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Love Songs of Sappho

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Bailey Cove Classics: the works of T.S. Eliot

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Monday, May 1, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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T.S. Eliot

Eliot was one of the most daring innovators of twentieth-century poetry. Never compromising either with the public or indeed with language itself, he has followed his belief that poetry should aim at a representation of the complexities of modern civilization in language and that such representation necessarily leads to difficult poetry. Despite this difficulty his influence on modern poetic diction has been immense. Discussion included "Waste Land," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Portrait of a Lady." Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: the works of T.S. Eliot

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