Under The Sun

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

As you may notice, I'm currently reading Jacques Barzun's From Dawn To Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life. I'm not sure whether to recommend it to those whose educations did not include a survey course in the humanities: on one hand, it is such a course, but on the other, Barzun moves so nimbly that I'm not sure how much sense it would make to someone who didn't already know what he's talking about. To those who can handle being confused, though, and perhaps are willing to do a little extra research (perhaps just googling) on the side, it's as concise a guide as can be written.

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