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Thread #171841 Message #4158314
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
21-Nov-22 - 07:01 PM
Thread Name: Great Books group
Subject: RE: Great Books group
Mortimer Adler was an interesting figure in the world of American thought and literature and was the main driver behind The Great Books of the Western World. I remember hearing him interviewed (I'm willing to bet I saw him on Dick Cavett - and quite possibly on William F. Buckey's Firing Line).
I took a class that used the set; I may have read portions of the books in the first edition but I've actually read quite a few in the second edition as literature.
The project was interesting but incredibly short-sighted as far as how it was assembled. It was a well-to-do white man's book collection, the Classics as defined by white eggheads. Akin to the Harvard Classics.