Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Great Books of the Western World. The Western Canon. The Big Kahuna. I would tell you more about them but I am too lazy to go onto wikipedia and find out their history. I am sure it is a checkered one full of intrigue and controversy and wood paneled academic offices populated by bowtied men swilling brandy and arguing in a cloud of pipe smoke. It's a mystery, this whole business of putting together all the indispensible books ever written in the western hemisphere into one sixty volume set. Tell you what I will do. I know this guy, you talk to him and he will tell you everything you ever wanted to know. Be sure to mention me and your in. Just click on his name. It's Mortimer Adler. He's a riot.
What wonders do they hold?