Great Books of Literature

And Other Art Appreciation by an Amateur

The introductory volume of the Great Books of the Western World (54-vol) speaks of The Great Conversation that is shared throughout history by the authors of these treasures in literature, science, politics, and philosophy.

The purpose of this page is to continue that Great Conversation in as simple and valuable a way as possible for our mutual enlightenment. Be assured that I neither work for Enclyclopedia Britannica nor do I possess any special qualifications to serve as a critic of such great writings. I am proof enough that even an amateur can enjoy these works. My approach will be to highlight my progress in reading the great books as I read some of these, as well as my progress in reading current and popular works, hopefully generating a response or two that will lead to other discussions and future selections.

1996 Herman Fontenot

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