|History of World Literature Pt 3 of 4
A Buddhist monk, a pig, two dragons, and a mischievous monkey embark on a sacred journey to locate the mystical texts of their faith. A 12-year-old ragamuffin flees respectable society on a river raft down the Mississippi with an escaped slave as his sole companion. Do you recognize these stories? They are drawn from some of the greatest literary masterpieces the world has ever known. As different as they are, these great works each reflect a common impulse: our need to tell stories. In this course, you'll sample these and other brilliant masterpieces that reflect this deep need for self-expression. It's a journey that will take you through time and around the world. Outside reading is not needed. In session 3 we will consider Goethe's Faust, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Dickenson's poetry and other great masterpieces of literature. In this 4-part learning group, those enrolled in the previous group will get preference.
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