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David Denby

Author of Great Books

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David Denby
Booknotes, Sunday, December 22, 1996
David Denby discusses Great Books.

Mr. Denby discussed his book, Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. Denby attended courses on Western civilization at Columbia University in 1991, thirty years after he first studied there, in preparation for the book. Mr. Denby outlines the curriculum of the course and recounts how the literature covered in the class has shaped both his personal and professional life. He talked about his experiences during this time as well as the role of such works in higher education. (timspalding)… (more)
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