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February 2018

W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class on Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John G. Parks As serious literature, good stories offer what Matthew Arnold called a “criticism of life.” As such, stories invite readers to a reflection upon our condition in the world. This reflection often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness,…

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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier, were both best-sellers in their eras. Both translate well to current readers, and the juxtaposition of the two illuminates their difference as well as surprising similarities. We will read and explore the reasons for their popularity and continuing resonance with readers.…

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W18-15 SPORTS LIT

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-15 SPORTS LIT Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel In this course, we will examine and discuss three recent works of literature that use sports as a leading motif. We will begin with The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach which was listed by The New York Times as one of its top 10 books for 2011. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown deals with…

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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner We will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th century: Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. This course, with all new selections, is a sequel to the one given in Summer 2015 and Winter 2016. One or two stories per week of literature to…

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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: We will read selections from the Great Conversations text, 6 available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection: Friedrich…

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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Some of the great American writers since the mid-19th century were realists and naturalists who consciously formulated the short story as an art form, developing the genre with such energy and vision that it is sometimes called a uniquely American form. These writers abandoned traditional conventions and the sentimentality of romantic fiction and embraced a strident realism powered…

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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner T.S. Elliot once said, “modern poetry is supposed to be difficult.” He certainly tried. Nevertheless, several of his works became touchstones of 20th century poetry and are read by almost everyone. We will take a look at a couple of hard ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th…

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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature– small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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March 2018

W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

March 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for the term is The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a round table format. Texts are available locally and…

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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel “Writing lances old wounds and helps them heal,” a prize-winning author serving a 50-year sentence tells us. This class will highlight winners of the PEN American Center prison writing contest. We will meet each writer through their poems and stories. Copies will be provided to students. The instructor has established a personal relationship with many of the authors…

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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 23, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Austen is known primarily for her six major novels that interpret, critique, and comment upon the British gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. This seminar-style class is a continuation of our reading of Austen’s novels and will…

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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel The spring book group will read and discuss three books. The first book will be The Nix by Nathan Hill, a 2016 New York Times selection as one of the best books of that year. The remaining two books for discussion will be selected by class members from a variety of genres—fiction and nonfiction, current, classic, or old favorites. Course Fee: $90; Member…

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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: We will read selections from the The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Vol. 1, which is available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting.…

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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Having journeyed through Hell and Purgatory, with Virgil as his guide, Dante now turns to his beloved Beatrice who leads him—and us—through the heavens to Paradise. Here Dante comes to understand the sublime truths of divine will and salvation and here, in a moment of mystical intensity, he experiences a radiant vision of God. The vision is the…

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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 25, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature– small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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