9780684835334

Great Books

  • ISBN 13:

    9780684835334

  • ISBN 10:

    0684835339

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/25/1997
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Summary

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLERAt the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books" -- that are now at the heart of the culture wars. InGreat Books,he leads us on a glorious tour, a rediscovery and celebration of such authors as Homer and Boccaccio, Locke and Nietzsche. Conrad and Woolf. The resulting personal odyssey is an engaging blend of self-discovery, cultural commentary, reporting, criticism, and autobiography -- an inspiration for anyone in love with the written word.

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