Invitation to World Literature features more than 100 artists, actors, writers and scholars including Alan Cumming, Harold Ramis, Kristen Chenoweth, Tim Blake Nelson, Mo Rocca, Aisha Tyler, Robert Thurman, Chris Ware and Philip Glass. Each episode goes beneath the surface of a classic piece of literature to reveal ideas, emotions and themes that are relevant today. Episodes include The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Journey to the West, Candide and The God of Small Things.
WGBH Educational Foundation & Seftel Productions
See beneath the surface of 13 great works of world literature