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Lists of Past Readings - Chronological

2009 2008 2007 2006

 

2009

September 30, 2009
A. R Gurney
What I Did Last Summer


2008

May 28, 2008
William Shakespeare
Cymbeline

April 30, 2008
Rainer Maria Rilke
Duino Elegies (1922)

March 26, 2008
Virginia Woolf
"An Unwritten Novel" (1921)
"The Mark on the Wall" (1921)

February 27, 2008
Henry James
"The Tree of Knowledge" (1900)

Sherwood Anderson
"The Egg" (1920)

January 30, 2008
Shen Fu
Selections from Six Records of a Floating Life (1809)
"The Joys of the Wedding Chamber" (approx. 1000 KB PDF file)
"The Sorrows of Misfortune" (approx. 900 KB PDF file)

 

2007

December 26, 2007
Heinrich Böll
Christmas Every Day" (1951)

November 28, 2007
Luigi Pirandello (Nobel Prize, 1934)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921)

October 31, 2007
Biblical Texts
Song of Songs
Lamentations

September 26, 2007
Sigmund Freud
The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis (1910)

May 31, 2007
William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet

April 26, 2007

National Poetry Month

William Butler Yeats
"When You Are Old"
"Politics"
"Sailing to Byzantium"

Robert Frost
"The Road Not Taken"
"Mending Wall"
"Desert Places"

John Ashbery
"Myrtle"
"The Problem of Anxiety"
"The Fear of Death"

March 28, 2007
Lillian Hellman
The Little Foxes (1939)

February 22, 2007
Shelby Steele
Selections from The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America (1990)
Chapter 1 selection
Chapter 2 selection
Chapter 7 selection

January 25, 2007
12 short tales from One Thousand and One Nights

 

2006

December 27, 2006
Gabriel García Márquez
"Eyes of a Blue Dog" (1978)
"Eva is Inside Her Cat" (1978)
"One of These Days" (1968)

November 29, 2006
Rene Descartes
Meditation 2 (1641)

George Berkeley
Sections 1-33 of A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710)

October 25, 2006
From the Creation to the Descendants of Shem
Genesis 1-11

September 27, 2006
Werner Heisenberg
"Remarks on the Origin of the Relations of Uncertainty" (1976; 4 pp.)

Niels Bohr
"Atoms and Human Knowledge," address to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences (1955; 11 pp.)

Erwin Schrödinger
Schrödinger's Cat: Sections 5 and 6 from "The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics" from the original 1935 paper in Die Naturwissenschaften. (7 paragraphs)
http://www.qedcorp.com/pcr/pcr/qcat.html#sect5

Albert Einstein, Boris Poldosky, and Nathan Rosen
EPR Paradox: "Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?" Physical Review 41, 777 (15 May 1935; 4 pp.)
http://www.drchinese.com/David/EPR.pdf

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