Great Books Reading Group to discuss Eduardo Galeano's Upside Down
St. Thomas' Great Books Reading Group will discuss Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World, by Eduardo Galeano, on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 388, Owens Science Hall. Refreshments will be served.
"We have accepted a 'reality' we should reject," Galeano writes, "one where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark. In the North, we are fed on a diet of artificial need and all made the same by things we own; the South is the galley slave enabling our greed."
Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, is the author of the Memory of Fire trilogy (winner of the 1989 American Book Award), Open Veins of Latin America and many other works. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Great Books Reading Group's tentative schedule:
- November – The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
- December – The Last Days of Socrates, by Plato
Everyone is welcome. The books are available in the University of St. Thomas Bookstore. Look for the Great Books poster near the customer service desk.
For information or to make requests or comments, e-mail Dr. Thomas Tommet.