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FNSBPL Book Clubs

Great Books Discussion Group
Readings for 2018

Noel Wien Library, Second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Group Study Room 2


These discussions generally follow the format and materials available through the Great Books Foundation. Having been through most of their readings, we now supplement with books of our own choosing. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and levels of education. The only requirements are a willingness to read carefully and an interest in discussing subjects that matter. Emphasis is on the experience of struggling to express our own interpretations and ideas rather than learning the latest opinions of academic specialists.

First-time participants should check with Pat Sackinger for copies of the selections and to verify the date. (Schedules sometimes change from the regular 2nd Tuesday. of the month).

All readings through May are selections from Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 3


  • January 9 – pages 7 – 64
  • The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume; A Defence of Poetry by Percy Shelley

  • February 13 – pages 65 – 164
  • The Unknown Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac; Second Epilogue to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy; The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling

  • March 13 – pages 165 – 270
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello; The Open Boat by Stephen Crane, Death in the Woods by Stephen Anderson

  • April 10 – pages 273 – 321
  • The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges; Introduction to the Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir; An Interest in Life by Grace Paley.

  • May 8 – pages 325 – 384
  • Selected Poems by Wislawa Syzmborska; The Body of the Condemned by Michel Foucault; Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.

  • June, July, August – no meeting

Library Contact: Georgine Olson – 459-1063 or golson@fnsblibrary.us
Discussion Leader: Pat Sackinger – 479-6808

Updated: January 10, 2018

NOEL WIEN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 1215 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701. (907) 459-1020. library@fnsblibrary.us
Monday-Thursday: 10AM-9PM. Friday: 10AM-6PM. Saturday: 10AM-5PM. Sunday: 1PM-5PM.
[Closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.]

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