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Synopsis: This book was written for the general reader--although replete with original reading of the Classics. The "Argument" of the subtitle is written against today's trendy critics who seem lost and floundering. As an antidote, I propose as the criterion of greatness the theory of Aristotle and his tradition (which included every major critic down to the present century) that literature presents a true representation of human experience--you can't get any simpler than that! The Guide refers to the treatment of eleven Great Books that show that theory in action, providing a kind of Great Books course, what you wish you had learned in College.
About the Author: John O. Hayden, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Davis, is a specialist in Literary Theory, English Romantic Literature, and the Great Books. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and has received a number of honors and awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Title: Why the Great Books Are Great
Publisher: Bibli O'Phile Pub. Co
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Book Description Bibli O'Phile Pub. Co. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2837457935