The CCLaP 100: Volume 1
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Join Jason Pettus, executive director of the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, as he takes an informed yet irreverent look at the subject of "literary classics," reading for the first time a hundred such books then p...more
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Published November 1st 2009 by CCLaP Publishing (first published 2009)
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Rachel C.
I came across Jason Pettus when looking at other reviews of “Special Topics in Calamity Physics.” A few link-hops later, I found his CCLaP 100 project to read the classics. His impetus for the project was to widen his literary foundation and base of reference – this despite being (to me) demonstrably well-read and thoughtful about literature already.

(It is, I think, the rare person that can confidently declare themselves to be well-read. Everyone develops their own personal taste as a reader and...more
Jason Pettus
Feb 24, 2014 Jason Pettus rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
FTC DISCLOSURE: I am the publisher of this book.

My arts center's newest book is here! And in fact this is a book I actually wrote myself: it's a bound collection of the "CCLaP 100" classics essays I've been penning since winter 2008, in this case collecting up the first 33 of these write-ups that many of you have been enjoying here individually over the last couple of years. I hope you'll get a chance to download the entire collection and read whatever reviews you missed the first time they came...more
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I'm the owner of the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (, as well as a former novelist and travel writer myself.

Books in my list tagged "currently reading" are the ones literally in my apartment at the moment and with reviews coming soon. I am always happy to accept review copies of books directly from authors! Just drop me a line to obtain my mailing address.

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