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The Resource Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world, David Denby

Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world, David Denby

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Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world
Title
Great books
Title remainder
my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world
Statement of responsibility
David Denby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Great Books, Denby lives the common adult fantasy of returning to school with some worldly knowledge and experience of life. A gifted story-teller, he leads us on a glorious tour - by turns eloquent, witty, and moving - through the works themselves and through his experiences as a middle-aged man among freshmen. He recounts his failures and triumphs as a reader and student (taking an exam led to a hilarious near-breakdown). He celebrates his rediscovery or new appreciation of such authors as Homer, Plato, the biblical writers, Augustine, Boccaccio, Hegel, Austen, Marx, Nietzsche, and Virginia Woolf. He re-creates the atmosphere of the classroom - the strategies used by a remarkable group of teachers and the strengths and weaknesses of media-age students as they grapple with these difficult, sometimes frightening works. And all year long he watches the students grow and his own life and memories break out of hiding
Summary
Explores the current debate about what constitutes a classic and the revolutionary power great works of literature contain
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155443
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.09812
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.D44 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world
Label
Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world, David Denby
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-470) and index
Contents
  • Plato II
  • Sophocles
  • Aristotle
  • Interlude three:
  • Aeschylus and Euripides
  • Interlude four:
  • Virgil
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Augustine
  • [1.]
  • Machiavelli
  • Interlude five:
  • Hobbes and Locke
  • Examination
  • [2.]
  • Second semester:
  • Dante
  • Boccaccio
  • Hume and Kant
  • Interlude six:
  • First semester:
  • Montaigne
  • Rousseau
  • Shakespeare
  • Hegel
  • Austen
  • Marx and Mill
  • Nietzsche
  • Interlude seven:
  • Beauvoir
  • Conrad
  • Homer I
  • Woolf
  • Sappho
  • Interlude one:
  • Plato I
  • Homer II
  • Interlude two:
Control code
41584
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
492 p.
Isbn
9780684809755
Lccn
96018634
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34704952
  • (OCoLC)34704952
Label
Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world, David Denby
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-470) and index
Contents
  • Plato II
  • Sophocles
  • Aristotle
  • Interlude three:
  • Aeschylus and Euripides
  • Interlude four:
  • Virgil
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Augustine
  • [1.]
  • Machiavelli
  • Interlude five:
  • Hobbes and Locke
  • Examination
  • [2.]
  • Second semester:
  • Dante
  • Boccaccio
  • Hume and Kant
  • Interlude six:
  • First semester:
  • Montaigne
  • Rousseau
  • Shakespeare
  • Hegel
  • Austen
  • Marx and Mill
  • Nietzsche
  • Interlude seven:
  • Beauvoir
  • Conrad
  • Homer I
  • Woolf
  • Sappho
  • Interlude one:
  • Plato I
  • Homer II
  • Interlude two:
Control code
41584
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
492 p.
Isbn
9780684809755
Lccn
96018634
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34704952
  • (OCoLC)34704952

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