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The Journey: One Way or Round Trip?

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In six weeks, we'll think together about the great theme of the journey as it has been told in myth, children's literature, a class novel, and science fiction. Four great texts: one anonymous story translated and interpreted for our time; one quest for a safe home by a band of rabbits; one artist's vision of the meaning of family; and a deeply troubling look at a possible future for humanity. The four books discussed:
Gligamesh in the translation by Herbert Mason
Watership Down by Richard Adams
To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Wolf
Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke
Books are available in libraries, book stores, or the internet.)

Ruth Nadelhaft grew up and was educated through college in NYC public schools. She came to Maine with her husband, Jerry, when he joined the History Department at the University of Maine. Ruth eventually joined him on the Orono campus, from which they both retired (in the great and never repeated) early retirement offer. She served nine years on the Maine Humanities Council, helped develop the Literature and Medicine program, which still carries on in a few Maine hospitals, and edited the anthology, "Imagine How It Feels", while continuing to write as a Joseph Conrad scholar. She taught her first Senior College course in the fall of 2019, and was hooked!

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