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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I'm working on my classical education (see previous post).

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Billy Straight by Jonathan Kellerman

The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
by Susan Wise Bauer. This is an excellent book about learning how to read good literature. It includes recommended reading lists. I wish I would of read this in high school, or even college. She writes about the three stages of education: grammer (absorption), logic (evaluate) and rhetoric (forming ones own opinion). She is right, it is an education I never had.