Book Discussion on Great Books

Mr. Denby discussed his book, Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western… read more

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. close

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Book Discussion on Great Books

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Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 22, 1996
Last Aired:
Dec 10, 2011

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  • Dec 22, 1996 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 22, 1996 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 23, 1996 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 2001 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2001 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2005 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 11, 2006 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2009 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2011 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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