Tag Archives: Thomas Huxley

“Better to Reign in Hell . . .”

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and we’re taking a foray into late-19th-century naturalism this week. I’m getting ready for my first Ibsen play . . .  Here are the readings for the coming week: Paradise Lost by John Milton, … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad on How to Enjoy Getting Blown Up

On this Great Books Monday we embark on a journey through the greatest poem in the English language. Are you ready?  Here are the readings for the coming week: Paradise Lost by John Milton, Book I (GBWW Vol. 29, pp. … Continue reading

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Achilles, the Three-Fifths Clause, and a Piece of Chalk

It’s another Great Books Monday, and if you’re like me, you’re feeling a sense of accomplishment for finishing Plato’s Republic this past week. Hopefully you’ll get that feeling many more times as we make further progress in this project. Here … Continue reading

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