Classics Books Lecture Series


 2016 Classic Books Lectures


Thursday, 3/10/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                         

                                           Professor Katharine Jenckes.  Lecture Topic:  Magical Realism in Latin American Literature

Suggested Readings:

Click on the link to read García Márquez's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.  

Also, please see the three attachments at the bottom of the page for the readings to go with this lecture,


Thursday, 3/17/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                         

                                           Professor Fred Amrine.  Lecture Topic:  Goethe's Faust

Suggested Reading:  The Norton Critical Edition of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Parts I and II, translated by Walter Arndt and edited by Cyrus Hamlin.


Thursday, 4/7/16            Classic Books Lecture Series                          

                                           Professor Ralph Williams:  Marlowe and Shakespeare

Suggested Reading:  The following plays:  The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe; The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest by William Shakespeare.


Thursday, 4/21/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                           

                                           Professor Enrique Santo-Tomás:  Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes

                                                Suggested Reading:  Any reading on Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes


 Thursday, 5/5/16            Classic Books Lecture Series                           

                                            Professor Susan Parrish:  As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

                                                Suggested Reading:  As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.


  • All lectures are at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library at 7 p.m.  
  • Friends' members are free.  Non-friends pay $10.00. 


García Márquez, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.pdf492.8 KB
Cortázar, Axolotl.pdf355.57 KB
García Márquez, Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon.pdf425.59 KB