Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pity and Fear and Hamlet

I’m still trying to claw my way back to a normal schedule of Great Books posts; I guess making up one day each week isn’t too bad. This week we pass the 2,500-page mark in Imaginative Literature. Also, with the … Continue reading

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Rationality, Instinct, and Miracles

At long last, I’m able to make this week’s Great Books post, after going close to a week without a decent internet connection. Here are the readings for this week: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Ch. 37-43 (GBWW … Continue reading

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“To Be, or Not to Be; That Is the Bare Bodkin”

It’s another Great Books Monday, and an acid test of my commitment to this project because I’ve had to lug several books on my family vacation. So far, so good! Here are the readings for the upcoming week: Adventures of … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Form of Contemplation

Here we are on another Great Books Monday, and this week we’ll break that 8,000-page barrier I mentioned last week. That includes almost 2,400 pages of imaginative literature, over 1,900 pages of “man and society,” over 1,600 pages of science/mathematics, … Continue reading

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