Great Books Discussion Group: "The Open Boat" (Hybrid)

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Read and discuss writings from the Great Books collection with us. To join, please complete the form at

Readings and topics

January 18

Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol – 1842

February 1

What to the Slave is the 4th of July?, Douglass – 1852

February 15

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address – 1865

March 1

Ethan Brand, Hawthorne – 1852

March 15

The Open Boat, Crane – 1897

April 5

The Souls of Black Folk, DuBois – 1903

Slave Songs – 1867

April 19

The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, Eliot – 1915

May 3

Daughters of the Late Colonel, Mansfield – 1920

May 17

Mr. Flood's Party, Robinson – 1920

The Hill Wife, Frost – 1922

The Telephone, Frost – 1916

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