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E.g., 09/20/2014
E.g., 09/20/2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Richard J. Daley: Man and Myth, Life and Legend

6 - 7:30 pm

In this seminar, we examine the many ways in which Richard J. Daley shaped modern Chicago, both physically (expressways, universities, public housing) and metaphysically (in how Chicagoans understand each other and create their sense of identity).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Unfinished Manuscripts, Unresolved War: Kafka, Hašek, and Prague in WWI

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Kafka, the inscrutable founding spirit of literary modernism, and Hašek, a satiric, cynic, and lapsed revolutionary, were born in the same city in the same year, spent most of their lives in Prague, wrote their world-famous books around the time of World War I, and died a year apart. What kind of an environment produced writers as dissimilar and alike as Hašek and Kafka?

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