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“Meyer is the best sort of critical reader: one who loves literature and also enjoys discussing it in an enlightened and accessible manner.” ?Quill & Quire
Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare and all the other great authors are still with us in ways we might not realize. They are the creators of the stories that mould our lives, our deaths, our dreams and our politics. In The Golden Thread, Bruce Meyer takes his readers on a voyage of discovery through some of the most important works in Western literature, from the Bible and the Odyssey toA Room of One’s Own and Ulysses. Offering a fresh and accessible approach to understanding the narratives that underlie our culture, he shows how the great works of the past continue to be manifest in today’s media.
Now reissued in a beautiful Harper Perennial edition with a P.S. section, The Golden Thread is a guide that will enable both the lover of literature and the reader who has always felt intimidated by the classics to navigate through the great works with confidence?and wonder.