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Great Books

Author : David Denby
ISBN : 9781439127155
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Great Books For Boys

Author : Kathleen Odean
ISBN : 0345420837
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 40. 3 MB
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Compiles lists of picture books, novels, mysteries, biographies, and sports books that are of interest to young boys

How To Read A Book

Author : Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN : 9781476790152
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 37. 42 MB
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Great Books Reader The

Author : John Mark Reynolds
ISBN : 9780764208522
Genre : Literary Collections
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"This anthology includes excerpts from thirty of the greatest works in western literature, and essays about those works written by distinguished professors, lecturers, and authors"--

500 Great Books For Teens

Author : Anita Silvey
ISBN : 0547523815
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 55. 54 MB
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If you are looking for a book to give to a teenage reader, here's the reference you've been waiting for. Until now, there's been no accepted guide to what's good, bad, or indifferent in the flood of books coming off the presses in the hot new category of young-adult publishing. If it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover, it is especially true for teen books, as publishers take aim at a new class of readers. The books land on shelves without a history, and so there is no standard by which to judge them. Anita Silvey, one of the country's leading authorities on books for young people, has interviewed teenage readers all over the country and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books published in the last five years. The result is this invaluable and very readable guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reading groups, and of course teens themselves. With its extended essays describing 500 selections, parents will quickly see what their teenagers are actually reading -- and will be able to find good books to introduce them to. Teachers can spot excellent additions to summer reading lists. Booksellers can move customers from one favorite to a host of others in the same genre. Librarians can round out collections. Book groups -- for adults, teens, or both -- will have hundreds of new titles to consider. 500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, politics and social history, horror, romance, war and conflict, fantasy, plays, graphic novels, poetry, memoir, and spirituality. Every section offers up classics, but the majority of titles are new. In "Beyond the 500," Silvey compiles a number of useful lists, including books organized by geographic location and historical period, as well as recommended audio books.

150 Great Books

Author : Bonnie A. Helms
ISBN : 0825101174
Genre : Education
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Minimizes the time spent preparing and evaluating independent reading assignments. Organizes ready-to-use materials for novels, plays, biographies, and nonfiction works. Appeals to a wide range of interests and abilities.

50 Plus One Great Books You Should Have Read And Probably Didn T

Author : George Walsh
ISBN : 9781933766089
Genre : Literary Criticism
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50 plus one Greatest Books You Should Have Read is a masterpiece of information for educated individuals who want to expand their horizons or simply impress friends at a cocktail party. George Walsh and his advisory panel looked through the world's literature to find those books, both fiction and non-fiction, which have the greatest impact on writing, government, international politics, religion, the arts and sciences. The list is international in scope and spans the centuries, from Plato's Republic to Dickens' Great Expectations; this is a stellar resentation, which will round out any education. You have the advantage of not only learning about the authors and the books themselves, but will gain specific commentary on why each title is so important and how its impact had national and international implications. Many of the books chosen for this list have survived centuries and are considered essential for a liberal education.

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