Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bertrand Russell Is a Snob

I have no witty intro for this week’s Great Books Monday post, so let’s just jump right in, shall we?  Here are the readings for the coming week: Paradise Lost by John Milton, Book IV (GBWW Vol. 29, pp. 152-174) … Continue reading

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William James: We Can’t Walk in Each Other’s Shoes (?)

In this week’s Great Books post, I’d like to note that last week we passed the 2,200-page mark in the Man and Society category and the 2,300-page mark in Religion/Philosophy. Big numbers, to be sure, but there’s much more to … Continue reading

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“Better to Reign in Hell . . .”

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and we’re taking a foray into late-19th-century naturalism this week. I’m getting ready for my first Ibsen play . . .  Here are the readings for the coming week: Paradise Lost by John Milton, … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad on How to Enjoy Getting Blown Up

On this Great Books Monday we embark on a journey through the greatest poem in the English language. Are you ready?  Here are the readings for the coming week: Paradise Lost by John Milton, Book I (GBWW Vol. 29, pp. … Continue reading

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