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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

Label
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
At 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
Cataloging source
OBE
Dewey number
909.09812
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.D44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world, David Denby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
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
ocm37773708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback, 1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
492 p.
Isbn
9780684835334
System control number
(OCoLC)37773708
Label
Great books : my adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and other indestructible writers of the Western world, David Denby
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
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
ocm37773708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback, 1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
492 p.
Isbn
9780684835334
System control number
(OCoLC)37773708

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