Any online tutorials for great works of literature?

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  1. franklinstower

    franklinstower Red Belt

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    I have been wanting to read some classics of western literature from various disciplines. This level of reading is new to me and I feel it would be very beneficial to have solid introductions to what I am reading before just jumping in. I am talking about a pretty broad range of works from shake-spear to William James.

    My interest is just in self betterment and also to more fully appreciate and participate in the western intellectual tradition.

    Does anyone know of a good source online that walks people through this level of reading?
     
  2. Tycho Brah

    Tycho Brah You drink water, I drink anarchy Platinum Member

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    I would look around online for free introductory courses in English lit. I know Yale has a few open ones but they don't cover as broad a scope as you're looking for.

    The Teaching Company has some great courses but you might have to look a bit *ahem* harder to find them for free online.

    And if you want another book to help guide you through your books, especially appreciating Shakespeare, I'd recommend Harold Bloom's The Western Canon.
     

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