Saturday, June 28, 2014

July 25, 2014 -- Ulysses by James Joyce


Our next meeting is July 25, 2014. 
We will continue our discussion of Ulysses by James Joyce.
We plan to cover chapters 6 through 12.  However, Chapter 12 represents 44% completion, so it's wise to read ahead unless you have plenty of reading time available in August when we plan to complete the book (18 chapters are in the book).

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: July 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

The following links may be of assistance in understanding what's going on while reading Ulysses:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

June 27,2014 -- Ulysses by James Joyce


We will discuss the first eight six chapters of "Ulysses" by James Joyce at our next meeting. We plan to discuss the rest of the book at our next two meetings in July and August.

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: June 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 26, 2014

May 30, 2014 -- A Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare


We will discuss "A Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare at our next meeting.
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: May 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014

April 25, 2014 -- The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather


We will discuss The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather at our next meeting.
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
This is photo of March 29, 2014 meeting to discuss Robinson Crusoe. The little black object on table was the virtual presence via teleconference of Kip Wiedel, one of the three charter members who met together for the first meeting of Great Books KC ten years ago.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 28, 2014 -- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe


We will discuss Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe at our next meeting.
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: March 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 28, 2014 -- Song of Solomon from the Bible


Our Next Meeting:

Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: February 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Book for Discussion:
We will meet to discuss the book Song of Solomon from the Bible. It is also called Song of Songs.

Other news of Interest:
Join Library staff member Bernard Norcott-Mahany (member of our group) as he recounts "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (the movie Mitty is not the real Mitty) and other stories and cartoons by James Thurber. 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch Library, 201 E. 75th St.
RSVP: kclibrary.org -- 816 701 3407

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 6, 2013 Meeting

Photo taken at December 6, 2013 meeting. Four people who were present are not in photo -- They're off to left and right edges and behind camera.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

January 31, 2014 -- Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles


Our Next Meeting:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

We will meet to discuss the book, Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles.

The following link provides some thoughts and recommended translations from Bernard Norcott-Mahany (member of our group).
http://greatbookskcdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/12/oedipus-at-colonus-by-sophocles.html

Friday, December 6, 2013

2014 Schedule of Books -- Great Books KC


January 31, 2014 -- Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles
February 28, 2014 -- Song of Solomon from the Bible
March 28, 2014 -- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
April 25, 2014 -- The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather
May 30, 2014 -- A Winter's Tale, by Shakespeare
June 27, 2014 -- Ulysses, by James Joyce
July 25, 2014 -- Ulysses, by James Joyce
August 29, 2014 -- Ulysses, by James Joyce
September 26, 2014 -- The Future of an Illusion, by Sigmund Freud
October 31, 2014 -- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
December 5, 2014 -- Snow Country, by Yasunari Kawabata