Masterpieces of 20th-Century Literature
Read 20th-century classic novels that have passed the test of time and are still relevant to today’s readers. Readings will include a novella of Dublin and its ghosts by Ireland’s most famous author; a look at love in la belle époque by France’s most accomplished navigator of memory and reminiscence; a playful study of gender, time, and history by England’s greatest literary experimentalist and feminist icon; a chronicle of the decline and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that has been called the best political novel of all time; and a novel by an American Nobel Prize-winning author that some consider the best Southern novel of all time. Readings include James Joyce, “The Dead”; Marcel Proust, Swann in Love; Virginia Woolf, Orlando; Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March; and William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
You'll Walk Away with
- Increased cultural literacy
- Familiarity with 20th-century classic literature
- The curious and creative
- Professionals who use critical thinking