BiblioFiles #42: Are the Great Books Still Relevant Today?


You've probably heard it before: the accusation that the Great Books are nothing but the artifacts of "dead, white men." We certainly get odd looks when we tell people out in the world that we've dedicated our lives to reading them. Why are the Great Books so valuable? What do they have to offer a modernized society, so different from the societies in which they were written? In this episode the BiblioFiles team sets out to defend our very jobs....but also to talk about that artistic alternative to SparkNotes: Thug Notes.


Referenced Works:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Great Conversation by Robert Hutchins

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

– Thug Notes written by Jared Bauer and Joseph Salvaggio (not recommended for young viewers...)


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