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The Illiad

The Illiad© 1960 Barbara Leonie Picard208 pagesIllustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe The Illiad is one of the oldest and most celebrated works of literature of western civilization: a classic among classics, no world literature class would be complete without it.  It is … Continue reading

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Great Books

Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World© 1996 David Denby491 pages + bibliography and index My local library has display shelves attached to the end of book cases, and the books … Continue reading

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Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible – Volume I© Isaac Asimov 1968677 pages plus indices This week I read volume one of Isaac Asimov’s two-volume guide to the bible. The first volume is on what Christians call the “Old Testament”. The … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (7/8)

Books this Update: Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice The Age of Synthesis, Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser Foundation, Isaac Asimov Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau I, Robot; Isaac Asimov I began this week with Anne Rice’s Interview with … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (31/7)

Books this Update: The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx Nine Tales from Tomorrow, Isaac Asimov Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century, Neil Postman Books that Changed the World, Robert B. Downs The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene I mentioned a few … Continue reading

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