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Dead White Guys

A Father, His Daughter, and the Great Books of the Western World

By Matt Burriesci
Narrated by Lloyd James / 9 hours 11 minutes

After his daughter was born prematurely in 2010, Matt Burriesci set out to write a book about thirty-two great books, from Plato to Karl Marx, and how their lessons have applied to his life. As someone who has spent a long and successful career advocating for great literature, Burriesci defends the great books in this series of tender and candid letters, rich in personal experience and full of humor.Dead White Guys is a timely defense of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country. Burriesci shows how the great books can enrich our lives as individuals, as citizens, and in our careers. Extending the argument first made by Anna Quindlen on the act of reading itself, How Reading Changed My Life -"It is like the rubbing of two sticks together to make a fire, the act of reading, an improbable pedestrian task that leads to heat and light"-Burriesci reminds us all of the enormous impact reading has on our lives.

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Author
Narrator Lloyd James
ISBN 9781481531368
Length 9 hours 11 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Language, Parenting & Relationships, Philosophy & Essays
Libro.fm rank #187,436 Overall
Genre rank #1,275 in Philosophy