by Eric Timmreck I am happy to pass on to you the following invitation from Ann Kirkland of Classical Pursuits to this July's one week session focusing on some of the great literature of all time (and some music, art, and film too). Click on 'Programs,' then 'Toronto Pursuits 2014' to see Ann's twelve offerings at www.classicalpursuits.com. I have signed up for "Taste of an Indian Classic: A Telling of the Mahabharata." The Mahabharata is the great Hindu epic.
I highly recommend these seminars as this will be my eighth one. In the past I have enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Dostoevsky's The Idiot, two dialogs of Plato, Proust's Swann's Way, and The Odyssey. Most of all, I have enjoyed the informal interactions and camaraderie that easily develops as a result of Ann's warm and welcoming style. Mornings are spent on your chosen topic, afternoons and evenings on plays, museums, restaurants, and whatever. I hope that you will join me there.
CLASSICAL PURSUITS – Adventure for the Mind. Travel for the Soul.
You are invited to our Global Party, July 13-18, on the garden campus of the University of Toronto.
For our 16th year, we are turning our attention to THE WEST GIVES WAY TO THE REST, literary, artistic, musical, and film masterpieces from parts of the world we may be less familiar with. And we will take full advantage of being located in the most happily diverse city on the planet. In small discussion groups, we use the Great Books method of Shared Inquiry you are familiar with to probe enduring questions and big ideas. We hope you will come to the party.