Saturday, July 18, 2009

Reading Rat Third Sunday

Updates to posts on my recommended reading...

Art and Literature

Howard Frazier on Antigone by Sophocles

Joseph Bottum on Emile M. Cioran

Zeph Stewart on The Iliad by Homer

Christopher Ricks on the life and death of John Keats

Society and History

Hale Champion on The Federalist

The Economist on the death of Abraham Lincoln

Liam Julian on essays of George Orwell

Ralph C. Wood on the politics of G. K. Chesterton

Philosophy and Religion

Robert Nozick on The Republic by Plato

Mark Moore on Politics by Aristotle

Judith Shklar on Confessions by Augustine

On the recommended reading list itself, I've continued adding comments from The Harvard guide to influential books: 113 distinguished Harvard professors discuss the books that have helped to shape their thinking (1986), edited by C. Maury Devine, Kim D. Parrish, and Claudia Dissell

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