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"Frankenstein" Book Discussion

When Apr 06, 2010
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Epic of GilgameshDante's InfernoFrankenstein




Luther College Professor Dr. Philip Freeman will lead a series of three book discussions at Decorah Public Library beginning in February. Books to be discussed include “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” Dante’s Inferno, and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”


For each book, there will be an informal discussion exploring any topics that participants wish, but especially looking at questions such as how does each author look at friendship, love, and what it means to be truly human.


Discussions will be held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Decorah Public Library. Dates include Tues. Feb. 2- “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” Tues. Mar. 2- Dante’s “Inferno,” and Tues. Apr. 6- Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Participants may register for one, two, or all three discussions. The first ten people to register for each discussion will receive a free copy of the book, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Library staff will assist participants with locating copies of the book after the first ten are spoken for. Registration is required even if participants already have a copy of the book.


Discussion facilitator Dr. Philip Freeman is the Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been teaching undergraduates for over fifteen years. He loves reading and talking about interesting books from Homer to Harry Potter.


Call 563-382-3717 or email for more information or to register.