This presentation about the books that changed the world will explore the creative processes behind these masterpieces as we trace their impact and develop reading skills to release their remarkable riches. Professor Luzzi will show how these fascinating works help us understand some of the most pressing concerns today, including the nature of religious faith, questions of personal identity -- even the quest for the American Dream.
Participants will be encouraged to develop their own list of “essential reading,” as Professor Luzzi helps you acquire the skills necessary for enriching your encounters with books of all kinds.
Books that changed the world:
- the Bible
- Homer’s Odyssey
- Dante’s Divine Comedy
- Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
- Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
- Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird
- Joseph Heller’s Catch 22.