CWRU book study program returning to Westlake in spring

Beginning on Thursday, March 27, Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with the Association for Continuing Education (ACE) will be offering "Masterpiece: Thomas Mann’s 'Buddenbrooks'." Experience this magnificent chronicle with leader/teacher Joseph Jacoby.

Thomas Mann, a Nobel laureate, is generally considered Germany’s greatest novelist of the 20th century. His extraordinary first novel, "Buddenbrooks," burst on the scene in 1900. It chronicles the lives of four generations of a North German mercantile family with profound psychological insight and a deep understanding of this complex society. The elegant, relatively new translation by John E. Woods is a requirement.

Joseph Jacoby, a retired Lakewood English teacher, has a B.A. from Bowling Green State University and an M.A. from Kent State University. In addition to the Case Western Reserve University program, Jacoby teaches private piano lessons and tutors Hispanic children at Joseph Gallagher Public School in Cleveland.

There will be eight sessions, Thursday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m., from March 27 to May 15. The group meets at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road. Cost for the eight-week course is $75. For more information, please call Sandra Berendt, 440-892-4931, or Joan Grace, 440-777-9381, or register online: (click on Off Campus Studies, then Spring).

Joan Grace

Co-coordinator for Case Off-Campus Studies in Westlake

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