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The Lifetime Reading Planby Clifton Fadiman
Synopses & Reviews
Now in print for the first time in almost 40 years, The New Lifetime Reading Plan provides readers with brief, informative and entertaining introductions to more than 130 classics of world literature. From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors, such as Charlotte Bront%, Emily Dickinson and Edith Wharton, as well as non-Western writers such as Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Chinua Achebe, Mishima Yukio and many others.
This fourth edition also features a simpler format that arranges the works chronologically in five sections (The Ancient World; 300-1600; 1600-1800; and The 20th Century), making them easier to look up than ever before. It deserves a place in the libraries of all lovers of literature.
Book News Annotation:
Contains abstracts of 133 authors and books important in world literature. Entries include the works of such notables as Homer, Sophocles, Confucius, Plato, Omar Khayyam, Dante Aligheri, Niccolo Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Galileo, Johnathan Swift, Goethe, Jane Austen, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Bronte sisters, Karl Marx, Emily Dickinson, Freud, Kafka, Mishima Yukio, R. K. Narayan, Albert Camus, and Chinua Achebe. Also included are 100 brief annotations of prominent 20th-century authors.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-362) and index.
About the Author
James Fadiman, Ph.D., is an author, teacher, and student of Sufism. He lives in Menlo Park, California.
Robert Fager, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Sufi teacher, and author of two other books on Sufism, Love Is the Wine, and Heart, Self, and Soul: The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance, and Harmony.
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