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The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman
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The Lifetime Reading Plan

by Clifton Fadiman

Other authors: Henry Adams (Subject), Mortimer J. Adler (Subject), Aristotle (Subject), W.H. Auden (Subject), St. Augustine (Subject)97 more, Jane Austen (Subject), Æschylus (Subject), Honoré de Balzac (Subject), Lincoln Barnett (Subject), William Blake (Subject), James Boswell (Subject), Emily Brontë (Subject), John Bunyan (Subject), Lewis Carroll (Subject), Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Subject), Geoffrey Chaucer (Subject), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Subject), Henry Steele Commager (Subject), Joseph Conrad (Subject), Dante Alighieri (Subject), Daniel Defoe (Subject), René Descartes (Subject), John Dewey (Subject), Charles Dickens (Subject), John Donne (Subject), Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski (Subject), Will Durant (Subject), George Eliot (Subject), T.S. Eliot (Subject), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Subject), Friedrich Engels (Subject), Euripides (Subject), William Faulkner (Subject), Henry Fielding (Subject), Gustave Flaubert (Subject), E.M. Forster (Subject), Sigmund Freud (Subject), Robert Frost (Subject), Ralph H. Gabriel (Subject), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Subject), Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Subject), E.H. Gombrich (Subject), Thomas Hardy (Subject), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Subject), Ernest Hemingway (Subject), Herodotus (Subject), Thomas Hobbes (Subject), Homer (Subject), David Hume (Subject), Aldous Huxley (Subject), Henrik Ibsen (Subject), Henry James (Subject), William James (Subject), James Joyce (Subject), D.H. Lawrence (Subject), John Locke (Subject), Lucretius (Subject), Niccolò Machiavelli (Subject), André Malraux (Subject), Thomas Mann (Subject), Marcus Aurelius (Subject), Karl Marx (Subject), W. Somerset Maugham (Subject), Herman Melville (Subject), John Stuart Mill (Subject), John Milton (Subject), Molière (Subject), Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (Subject), Richard B. Morris (Subject), Allan Nevins (Subject), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (Subject), Blaise Pascal (Subject), Norman Holmes Pearson (Subject), Plato (Subject), Edgar Allan Poe (Subject), Marcel Proust (Subject), François Rabelais (Subject), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Subject), George Santayana (Subject), William Shakespeare (Subject), George Bernard Shaw (Subject), Sophocles (Subject), Stendhal (Subject), Lawrence Sterne (Subject), Jonathan Swift (Subject), William Makepeace Thackeray (Subject), Henry David Thoreau (Subject), Thucydides (Subject), Alexis de Tocqueville (Subject), Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Subject), George Macaulay Trevelyan (Subject), Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Subject), Mark Twain (Subject), Sigrid Undset (Subject), Charles Van Doren (Subject), Mark Van Doren (Subject), Virgil (Subject), Voltaire (Subject), Alfred North Whitehead (Subject), Walt Whitman (Subject), William Wordsworth (Subject), William Butler Yeats (Subject)

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A good suggested reading guide. Very basic. A good place to begin for collecting a library. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Pretty good list, though there are some omissions, like Emily Dickinson and Ezra Pound. ( )
  stormville | Dec 30, 2013 |
I have read this several times and revisit it for direction often. If you take self-education and the Western Canon of book seriously, you shouldn't miss this book. ( )
  nmaloney | Jun 13, 2006 |
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For Mortimer J. Adler, who first taught me, and has never ceased teaching me, how to listen to the Great Conversation
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This book was merely completed by me. It was started by William Nichols, the editor-in-chief and publisher of This Week Magazine. Some time ago he asked me to prepare a list of books that might be of use to his readers. He laid down no condition other than that the books be of more than transient interest and value. The list, appearing under his title, The Lifetime Reading Plan, was printed in the April 12, 1959 issue. It was a traditional one, consisting largely of those works of Western thought and imagination generally considered of prime importance and excellence. It started with Homer and came down to our day.
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In print for almost 40 years, The Lifetime Reading Plan has long been a worthy addition to any serious reader's bookshelf, providing entertaining and informative introductions to the great works of Western civilization. Now, this "classic about classics" has been updated to reflect more diverse traditions. The New Lifetime Reading Plan recommends great literature from around the globe, including writers and works from Confucius to Chinua Achebe, Gabriel García Márquez to the Koran. Also new is an appendix profiling books by 100 important 20th-century authors--or "temporary classics," as coauthor John S. Major calls them.

Readers may argue with some of the selections (or, more likely, the omissions). Others may quarrel with the editors' opinions; they routinely analyze artists' "characters,"with occasionally prissy or patronizing results. (Of Walt Whitman, for instance, coauthor Clifton Fadiman declares that "He had an original temperament, a certain peasant shrewdness, but only a moderate amount of brains.") But no one can argue with the book's mission: promoting the classics as "life companions." "Once part of you, they work in and on and with you until you die," Fadiman writes in the introduction. Anyone seeking a guide to the vast riches of world literature need look no further than the The New Lifetime Reading Plan; it provides a gateway to the greatest achievements of the human mind.

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