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Great Books


Publisher:Simon And Schuster



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Paperback. Pub Date :1997-09-29 Pages: 492 Language: English Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers 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. In Great 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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