The Great Books: From The Iliad And The Odyssey To Goethe's Faust: A Journey Through 2, 500 Years Of The West's Classic Literature

The Great Books: From The Iliad And The Odyssey To Goethe's Faust: A Journey Through 2, 500 Years Of The West's Classic Literature By Anthony O'Hear, The Great Books From The Iliad And The Odyssey To Goethe s Faust A Journey Through Years Of The West s Classic Literature The Odyssey Paradise Lost The Canterbury Tales great literature can be read by anyone with a little help The eminent British philosopher Anthony O Hear leads the way with this captivating journey t
  • Title: The Great Books: From The Iliad And The Odyssey To Goethe's Faust: A Journey Through 2, 500 Years Of The West's Classic Literature
  • Author: Anthony O'Hear
  • ISBN: 9781840468298
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Great Books: From The Iliad And The Odyssey To Goethe's Faust: A Journey Through 2, 500 Years Of The West's Classic Literature By Anthony O'Hear, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost, The Canterbury Tales great literature can be read by anyone, with a little help The eminent British philosopher Anthony O Hear leads the way with this captivating journey through two and a half millennia of books as powerful, thrilling, erotic, politically astute, and awe inspiring as any modern bestseller.O Hear begins with Homer, whose poemsThe Odyssey, Paradise Lost, The Canterbury Tales great literature can be read by anyone, with a little help The eminent British philosopher Anthony O Hear leads the way with this captivating journey through two and a half millennia of books as powerful, thrilling, erotic, politically astute, and awe inspiring as any modern bestseller.O Hear begins with Homer, whose poems of epic struggle have made him the father of Western literature After Greek tragedy, Plato, and Virgil s Aeneid comes Ovid, whose encyclopedic Metamorphoses is an inexhaustible source for European art and literature Via Saint Augustine, O Hear reaches Dante and his terrifying and sublime Divine Comedy Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton, Pascal, Racine, and finally Goethe complete the cast list In each case, O Hear patiently draws out themes, focuses on key passages, and explains why they are important.Not simply a grand work of reference, The Great Books is also a narrative history shot through with a love of literature and the author s deeply held belief in its power to enrich and enliven everyone s world.
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    1. Well, this was not at all what i expected When the subtitle said A Journey through 2,500 Years of the West s Classic Literature , I assumed it would be the last 2,500 years WRONG I think the most recent thing in here might be Chaucer s Canterbury Tales.Anyways, if you like Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Virgil, Ovid, Dante, Shakespeare I take back what I said about Chaucer, above Shakespeare might be the most recent then this is the book for you Obviously, it was not the book for [...]


    2. This is a rather scholarly approach to some of the European Western books the author thinks are great , and limited to those mostly prior to the 19th century.He deals with selected works of Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Virgil, Ovid, Augustine of Hippo, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton, Pascal, Racine and Goethe The author admits that these are books he personally considers great , and that no doubt others might choose different works and authors.In many cases O He [...]


    3. An excellent introduction to many of the most important works of western literature O Hear gives context to these books and makes them make much sense.These are the books that are universally considered to have had a major impact on the formation of western civilization They have influenced the thoughts of not just generations, but millenia If you wonder why you think the way you do, this book will help you start to figure it out.Not a scholarly book, but not on the lever of Twilight either.


    4. Every professor should have this book on their reading list as supplementary reading It s spark notes without the collegiate laziness or dumbed down obviousness This is intro to classics in a book with a purpose to actually teach and elucidate for those open to learning and genuinely interested in literature And while you could read this and skip the ancient epics and greek dramas, I find it actually leads you to wanting to read them and you find yourself prepared and excited to do so Highly rec [...]


    5. If you do not have time or inclination to read the classic books of The Great Conversation , this book forms an enjoyable and informative set of review notes for a substantial number of the books typically associated with that sequence While not a replacement by any means, it does include helpful explanations and translations of plot, with some concise and interesting analysis.




    6. An excellent guide to selected classics the top ones mainly from Homer to Goethe Clear, incisive and appetising commentaries in which O Hear s opinions are strongly argued.




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