Life Maps: The Search for Meaning in Modern Philosophy and the Arts


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Norman Leer 608-236-0158

This class is designed for people interested in modern literature, film, music, philosophy and the visual arts, and who want to explore connections between these areas and their own life searches. Both parts of this dialogue are equally important, and can elicit deeper meanings from the works and our own lives. This fall, we’ll continue a year-long exploration of artistic and philosophical attempts to redefine and imagine the spiritual, broadly conceived. The emphasis, as always, will be on personal meanings. Readings will include T.S. Eliot’s “Burnt Norton” from Four Quartets, sections of Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus. Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.


 Madison Senior Center

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Meeting Time

 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Start Date

 February 28, 2018

End Date

 May 2, 2018


 Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

Class Notes

NEW CLASS MEMBERS ONLY: Please contact Norman Leer at about enrollment status. Some popular courses may have a waiting list.


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