GTBOOKS 291 - Great Books of Modern Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the College Honors Program.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This course is designed to be a continuation of GTBOOKS 192 for Honors sophomores primarily, and deals with books from the Renaissance to the present. GTBOOKS 192 dealt thematically with the integration of the individual into larger institutions and traditions, and the sequel, GTBOOKS 291, will deal with the subsequent resistance, repudiation, and withdrawal from such traditional communities. There will be two lectures and two recitations each week.

The texts will be:

  • Cervantes, Don Quixote;
  • Goethe, Faust;
  • Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment;
  • Flaubert, Madame Bovary; and
  • Twain, Huckleberry Finn.

Non-honor students and Honors first-year students need permission of the Great Books Director.

GTBOOKS 291 - Great Books of Modern Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0199537585
The interpretation of dreams, Author: Sigmund Freud ; translated by Joyce Crick ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
ISBN: 0679734503
Crime and punishment : a novel in six parts with epilogue, Author: by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1993
ISBN: 0553213415
Madame Bovary, Author: by Gustave Flaubert ; translated by Lowell Bair ; edited and with an introduction by Leo Bersani., Publisher: Bantam Books reissue ed 1981
ISBN: 0060934344
Don Quixote, Author: Miguel de Cervantes ; a new translation by Edith Grossman ; introduction by Harold Bloom., Publisher: Ecco 1st ed. 2005
ISBN: 0393966402
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Author: Mark Twain - editor Thomas Cooley, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co. THIRD ED. 1998
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