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GREAT BOOKS: MY ADVENTURES WITH HOMER, ROUSSEAU, WOOLF, AND OTHER INDESTRUCTIBLE WRITERS OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by DENBY, DAVID

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ˇ@ISBN 9780684835334
ˇ@Subject LITERATURE
ˇ@Publisher SIMON & SCHUSTER US
ˇ@Publication 2005
ˇ@Edition Paperback
ˇ@Version Original
ˇ@Description 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 ˇV the ˇ§great booksˇ¨ ˇV 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 ˇV an inspiration for anyone in love with the written word.
 
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