Life Lessons from the Great Books

Almudena Grandes, the Spanish novelist, wrote recently  in the Madrid newspaper El Pais that “true freedom is not to be able to say what you think, but is the power to think about what is being said.”

This Tuesday night at 6.00pm in Galway City Library we continue the series of talks entitled Life Lessons from the Great Books, with Sanja Bentz, a student from Saarland University, Germany.

Sanja will look at Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s only novel, which is  a  spellbinding tale considered to be one of the greatest literary works of all time. The story takes us to the North Yorkshire moors to witness the drama of the Earnshaws and the Lintons, and the volatile, yet spiritual, relationship of Catherine and Heathcliff.

Sanja will also introduce Brave New World a classic  fiction work that continues to be a significant warning to our society today.  The author Aldous Huxley was willing to expose human frailty and  to illuminate hypocrisy.

The event takes place in Galway City Library, Augustine Street, on Tuesday night August 21st at 6.00pm and concludes at about 6.45pm. Admission is free. 

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