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Invitation to World Literature

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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
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Some believe the first known human story is that of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell of the relations between gods and mortals, the search for friendship, love... [more]
May 9, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Thousand and One Nights
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Shahrazad must hold the interest of her despotic husband the sultan with nightly tales, lest she lose her life in the morning. This wellspring of storytelling, circulating from medieval Persia to Egypt to Iraq, like its wily raconteur lives on in man... [more]
May 12, 2011 at 12:57 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Journey to the West
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The powerful and mischievous Stone Monkey King brings chaos to heaven and earth. Freed from a mountain prison in order to guard a Chinese monk on his journey to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures from India, Monkey seeks his own spiritual transformatio... [more]
May 11, 2011 at 12:05 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Candide
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A satirical novel following the travails of Candide, a hopeless optimist whose faith in his tutor's mantra that his is "the best of all possible worlds" is tested beyond all limits. Volaire's challenge to the aristocracy of his day proves refreshingl... [more]
May 11, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Tale of Genji
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This portrait of court life in medieval Japan follows the life and exploits of the great Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Japanese court, it provides an insider's view of Japanese court life, the official and behind the screen. Art, ... [more]
May 10, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Popul Vuh
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The Mayan book of creation, the dawn of life, and the glories of gods and kings. This magnificent epic was saved from destruction at the hands of the Spanish by Quiché chroniclers. Once repressed, the story is now interwoven with the history of today... [more]
May 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Gabriel García Márquez's multigenerational saga of the Buendía family in the isolated town of Macondo inaugurated the boom in Latin American literature in the 1970s and marked the beginning of magical realism. Writer Sandra Cisneros and scholar of La... [more]
May 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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The Odyssey
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Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philos... [more]
May 9, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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The Bacchae
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The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punis... [more]
May 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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My Name Is Red
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Both an historical novel and a graphic murder mystery set among the miniaturists of the Ottaman court. With its focus on Istambul, a major crossroads of the world, it tells of the artistic/cultural contest between Europe and the East. Cast members in... [more]
May 9, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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