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Edgar Allen Poe: Book Discussion

October 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Edgar Allen Poe: Book Discussion
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Thursday November 5 at 4PM in Bradley House.
Food and refreshments provided.
Informal Discussion of the works of Edgar Allen Poe including
The Gold-Bug
The Masque of the Red Death
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Tell-Tale Heart
Annabel Lee
The Raven
The Fall of the House of Usher
A Descent [...]

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Brave New World

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Brave New World: Book Discussion

Freedom or Happiness?
Host: Great Books Society
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009
Time: 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Location: Bradley House
Facebook Event link

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Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings

April 17th, 2009 · 190 Comments


Friday, April 24, 2009


2:45pm – 5:00pm


Bradley House 3rd Floor



Harry Potter vs Lord of the Rings
We all have our loyalties to our childhood Fantasy series, but are you willing to go to bat for those loyalties?
Who is a batter hero- Frodo or Harry?
A better villain, Voldemort (Oops! I mean He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named) or Sauron?
Why are these stories important [...]

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James Joyce Discussion: Friday March 20

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Eat some food with this dude.

The Great Books Society is holding a discussion on the works of
James Joyce
March 20th 3pm Bradley House
works include:

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
The short story collection, Dubliners
You can get electronic versions of these by clicking on these links.
rsvp with Sara Kallock at

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Nabakov discussion: Friday Feb. 6

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments

The Anselmian Great Books Discussion invites you to a discussion
Fri. February 6th at 3:00 pm
on the works of

Vladimir Nobokov
the novels
Lolita,Pale Fire,
An Invitation to a Beheading
…. as well as numerous short stories
inspiration of Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
Known a prose style that reflects the convoluted and [...]

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John Banville: The Sea

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

The Great Books Society is holding a Discussion on
John Banville’s Winning novel,
The Sea
“This is a novel in which all Banville’s remarkable gifts come together to produce a real work of art, disquieting, disturbing, beautiful, intelligent, and in the end, surprisingly, offering consolation.”
The discussion will be at 
4:30 pm on
Saturday October 18th
Free, [...]

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Books for Next Discussion

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Here are a list of books that are candidates for the next discussion:
You can vote here :

Selected Stories by Kurt Vonnegut

Short, easy to read
Humorous in a disturbing way.

Ishmael, Daniel Quinn

Story of a talking gorilla
May [...]

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Next Book: I am Legend

February 16th, 2008 · No Comments

The next book is I am Legend by Richard Matheson
Friday 3/28 3 PM Bradley
Here is some information on the book:
Here is the movie website:
Date of discussio to be determined
contact for a copy of the book.

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The Kite Runner

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Your are Invited to Join The Anselmian Great Books Society

On Sunday January 27th at 5 pm in Bradley House Lounge
for dinner and a discussion of the book
The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner [...]

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Great Books Gift Idea

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Great Books Gift Cards


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