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A Lifetime's Reading

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An Inclination to Reading

Suppose you knew someone of fifteen to twenty-five with an inclination for reading: how could you help to direct that inclination, so that by a gradual process it would be possible to absorb, over the next fifty years, most of the masterpieces of the world's literature? It would be difficult to c...

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The selection is balanced between novelists, poets, essayists, playwrights, biographers, and religious and philosophical teachers, from China to India, from the U.S.A. to the U.S.S.R., from England to Morocco, Colombia, Iran ... Translations are evaluated, and guidance is also offered on music, a...

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"We should never cease to be readers; pure readers, reading not to learn or for an ulterior motive, but for the joy of reading itself. We should know how to read and ardently desire and to receive, to nourish ourselves, as by delicious food, to grow in wisdom, organically, not to make use of what...

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Fifty years of reading. Suppose I want to give my niece Chiara some advice about what to read for the next five decades, what books should I advise her not to miss? In this era of digital knowledge, she will easily find everything online. I will follow Philip Ward's book and his indications. The ...

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