#21: Our Journey in Books: The Literature Edition

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Season 2 has been a journey deeper into the nuances of the classical tradition with a focus on the liberal arts as well as several interviews highlighting a specific area of interest. Jennifer and I have enjoyed reading and answering the many comments, emails, and questions that have come our way. Thank you for your continued interest and care in the podcast content and quality.

This episode focuses on Jennifer and I’s journey with literature. This list is not exhaustive or indicative of any one way to enter into the habit of reading. The books mentioned in the episode have inspired us over time and threw our souls into the perception of Truth. Please leave us a comment or email in the comment sections below the post or on our Facebook page, The Classical Homeschool with your journey in literature! Have a great summer, and look for Season 3 launching in September.

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV

Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney

The Iliad by Homer  

The Odyssey by Homer

The Divine Comedy by Dante (Book 2, Book 3)

Hamlet by Shakespeare

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Artist of the Beautiful” and “The Birthmark” by Hawthorne

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti

The Small Rain by Madeleine L’Engle

A Severed Wasp by Madeleine L’Engle

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

We the Living by Ayn Rand

C.S. Lewis Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength 

Grendel by John Gardner

The Name of a Rose by Umberto Eco

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence

Cities of the Interior by Anais Nin 

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

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One thought on “#21: Our Journey in Books: The Literature Edition”

  1. You mentioned reading Grendel “with a guide.” Did you mean a physical book, or a human guide? Any resources/recommendations if you want to tackle Beowulf and Grendel together by “yourself”? (Not intellectually alone, but without a teacher or reading buddy in real time).

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