Tag Archives: Cervantes

Another Volume Down

With the completion of Don Quixote this past week, we have finished reading ten volumes of the Great Books of the Western World series in their entirety. That leaves 48 to go, only five of which we haven’t read at … Continue reading

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Zenobia in Chains

This week we’ll pass the 4,500-page mark in the Man and Society category of this Great Books Project. It’s good to have Gibbon’s lively prose carrying us forward. Here are the readings for the coming week: The History of Don … Continue reading

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Sancho Panza as Solomon

We get a shot in the arm this week in the Great Books Project with some “new blood” now that we have completed Nietzsche and Lavoisier (both for good because each only had a single work in the collection). I’m … Continue reading

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Rocinante Has Nothing on This Wooden Horse

This week, as in most weeks, I saw at least two or three situations where some sort of observation from or application of the week’s Great Books readings were a propos. I wish I had more blogging time to discuss … Continue reading

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Four Emperors in Two Chapters

This week in the Great Books Project we will pass the 5,500-page mark in the Imaginative Literature category. Buckle up! Here are the readings for the coming week: The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, … Continue reading

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Roman Pygmies and Herd Morality

I neglected to mention it last week, but we have now passed the 18,000-page mark in this Great Books Project. Onward! Here are the readings for the coming week: The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de … Continue reading

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O Voltaire! O Humanity! O Idiocy!

With the completion of the Histories of Tacitus, we have finished another volume in the GBWW series. This week we continue our readings in Roman history with our first foray into Gibbon. Here are the readings for the coming week: … Continue reading

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Tom Jones Gets a Happy Ending

It has been months since we’ve had a weekly reading list with so many new works on it in the Great Books Project. This week is a great opportunity to jump into the program if you’re new to the blog … Continue reading

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Euclid Rolls Over in His Grave

Welcome to Week 161 of the Great Books Project. This week we wrap up Tom Jones, On Liberty, and Part One of Don Quixote! Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Book XVIII (GBWW … Continue reading

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Archimedes Breaks Things

I failed to mention last week that we have passed the 17,000-page mark in our Great Books Project. With all the works we’ve completed or are about to complete this month, it got lost in the shuffle. Let’s celebrate with … Continue reading

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