Great Books. My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World

by David Denby

Paperback, 1996

Publication

Simon & Schuster (1996)

Description

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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.

Language

Original publication date

1996

Physical description

9 inches

ISBN

0684003813 / 9780684003818
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