8 Books That Changed the World
Tue, May 24, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT
1 hr 30 mins
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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.

Is the event live or 'live recorded'?
It's live!
Will I get a Zoom link?
Nope! You'll simply click a button to Access Event from your email reminders, of which you'll receive three.

Helpful Information
Should I have read these books to enjoy the lecture?
Absolutely not. The lecture assumes no prior knowledge of any/all of the books. If you have read some of them before, that will be a wonderful addition to your enjoyment of the event. If not, no worries, the professor will explain their elements and aspects as we explore these fascinating works in all their complexity and richness.
What's the Little Free Library?
It's the world's largest book-sharing movement! Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization with more than 100,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes worldwide. Anyone can start a little library for their community. Learn how at

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