To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Classic Of American Literature

Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

Why do so many consider Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird to be the “Great American Novel”? How does its brilliant treatment of race, justice, and American history – especially in the South – still make it so relevant today? And why was this extraordinary book the only major work of its reclusive author, Harper Lee, so much of whose life remains a mystery? Find out the answers to these and so much more as we continue our reading adventure in what promises to be an exciting new installment in the One Day University “Book Club”