Tuesday Links

  1. “It’s been about 10 months since I graduated high school […] lately, I can’t stop thinking about the books I read in high school and whether they were worth reading at all.”
  2. Mortimer Adler on how to mark a book. You have to admire how prescriptive Adler was. (And what does that say about us that we enjoy being dictated to? See also, the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, which may as well be titled “How to read literature properly.”)
  3. People continue to have strong opinions on that NYT Mag piece on Dan-el Padilla
  4. Zena Hitz’s (excellent) book, Lost in Thought, in the context of 21st-century American society.
  5. St. John’s doesn’t have a monopoly, I’ve learned: the Shimer School of Great Books. I’m sure there are others.
  6. “Instead, I want to let you all know that the “classics”—and by that, I mean the books some old white men once decided should be labeled as such—can actually be pretty fun to read.”

I source these links via Google Alerts, scrolling the internet, and from reader pointers. Please email me links!

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