Galway City Library: Life Lessons from the Great Books
On this Thursday night, Sanja Bentz, a young student from the Saarland University,Saarbruecken, Germany continues her series of talks in Galway City Library entitled Life Lessons from the Great Books.
For this event Sanja will look at two books, one by Albert Schweitzer and the other by Goethe. Some of history’s greatest authors have written about timeless themes and trying points in our lives. If you’re unlucky in love, you can seek sympathy in Goethe’s epistolary novel, The Sufferings of Young Werther, and its title character’s frustrations with unrequited love.
And if you’re trying to lead a noble and hard-working life, you can learn from Albert Schweitzer, whose autobiography Out of My Life and Thought details his work providing medical care in a remote African village.
Based on course material provided by Professor J. Rufus Fears of the University of Oklahoma, Sanja’s series of talks hope to show you how some of Western civilization’s greatest literary masterpieces can speak to you and provide guidance in your life across the gulf of time and culture.
The event takes place in Galway City Library on this Thursday night July 19th at 6.00pm and finishes at about 6.45pm.
Next week Sanja looks at work by Shakespeare and Sophocles.