Monday, November 17, 2008

Canon Fodder

What is the point of the "Great Books"? Some have seen the idea as an exercise in snobbery, some as an attempt to save Western civilization, some as a way to make money. Yet after reading this article the question remains: Are there some books that should be read by everyone?


Fred said...

where can the humanity be found to enter into a book from another time and place?

Traductor said...

I think that's the point: if you are in touch with your humanity (even minimally), you can connect with authors from 1,000 years ago. But I think to do that, you need a teacher/master to help you along.