Well we had a great book club, and a good turnout even though no one posted the meeting time/place.
Topics of discussion:
Does the author promote the ideals/system of castalia?
What is the balance between experiential learning and traditional models?
Do you believe that Knecht’s perfection is believable?
What are the similarities between Plinio and Father Jacobus?
What role did religion play in Hesse’s life and writings?
How does Hesse succeed when the writing is so boring and dry?
Proposed field trip for the last week of Glass Bead Game.
It has been amazing how great the discussions have been the past two weeks considering this book’s stylistic challenges. Next week’s conversations can only be better. We are trying to read through chapter 9 this week, and planning on meeting at Stella’s (an olive branch to our littleton attendees) http://www.stellascoffeehaus.com