July 21-27, 2019

Join us for the 63rd Annual Great Books program!

For generations, participants and families have convened on the beautiful campus of Colby College to discuss great literature and share their perspectives about these works of art. The participants, who share a passion for reading, have formed a community of friends who enjoy coming together for an informal but serious discussion about various works of literary art. In addition to the adult program, Great Books also has a junior program for children and teens. This year’s theme is Memory and Consciousness.

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Memory and Consciousness

Participants will review and discuss the following great books:

  • In Search of Memory by Eric Kandel
  • Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
  • Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
  • Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
  • Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
  • The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter
  • Clearances by Seamus Heaney
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