The Great Books Foundation provides selections of books both classic and modern works of prose, poetry, and drama from which local discussions and regional institutes draw their materials. This is often supplemented by local choices from significant works of fiction and non-fiction, philosophy, political science, poetry, and drama.Book Titles by Year
Great Books espouses a unique set of rules to help keep discussions fair for everyone.
These include rules for leaders as well as group participants.
For details, read about the Shared Inquiry method.
The regional institutes are held in:
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One thing is apparent about the Great Books commitment to quality. It draws the most interested and interesting people from around the country into the discussions. These thoughtful adults enjoy lively discussions of the stimulating texts.