Realms of Gold: A Sketch of Western Literature

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A readable survey of Western classics. Begins with Philosophy and Psychology, then moves on to Literature and History, and finally concludes with Miscellaneous and Scientific works. Discusses new classics like Jung and Joseph Campbell, as well as older writers like Homer and Shakespeare. Suggests critical and biographical works, as well as original works; for example, the discussion of Poe deals not only with Poe's own writings, but also with works about Poe. Although the focus is on Western works, Realms of Gold also looks at works from China, Japan, India, Iran, etc. Although the focus is on the humanities, it also suggests books about the sciences. It's intended to be a map of the literary world, like a map that shows a miner where he can find gold.

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Jim Hammond grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and graduated from Harvard in 1983. He has published philosophical books and articles in China and Taiwan. This is the second book he has published in the U.S. (the first was Conversations With Great Thinkers). For more information, visit LJHammond.com

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I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts, insights and data as presented on your masterful website [LJHammond.com]. I enjoy the style of your writing very much. Your writing is lucid and provides one of the most readable humanities websites I have ever encountered. Your recommendations regarding further reading of the subjects presented and the tips regarding abridged versions do indeed provide a valuable map to follow. After spending what seems countless hours reading some text and waiting to find the beef; I have too often come away chagrined at the realization that there was in fact no beef to be found. Thank you for blazing the trail for many of us who will certainly make use of your suggestions. --e-mail

I started reading your book yesterday and liked it very much. I think it is a perfect book for [my daughter] because she was looking for a road map leading to comprehensive classic literatures.... The nicest thing about your book is that it is a reference book in some way but the rich content makes it an enjoyable book to read, truly a rare combination.... Your book is one of the very few serious books that I am eager to read as soon as I have time. --e-mail

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