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The Virtues We Need Again: 21 Life Lessons from the Great Books of the West
Perceptive and charming, this consideration provides insightful new meanings gleaned from classic works of literature. From immortal characters such as Don Quixote and Huckleberry Finn to revered writers who include Robert Frost and William Shakespeare, ethical qualities are lauded for their contemporary relevance and importance in today’s world. With eloquent prose, the v ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 16th 2012 by The Crossroad Publishing Company
(first published September 1st 2012)
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In 21 essays, Kalpakgian, opens up some stories from the canon of Great Books to explore the virtues he sees there. It is fascinating, illuminating, and well written. I couldn't get past its tone of a grumpy old man, annoyed to see people on their cell phones, hectoring us about the good old days. How about writing a 22nd essay on being open to change?