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Added comments to already-listed works from:
Ideas and Opinions (1954), by Albert Einstein
Ideas and the Novel (Northcliffe Lecture; 1980) by Mary McCarthy
An Artificial Wilderness: Essays on 20th-Century Literature (1987), by Sven Birkerts
Famous books: Great writings in the history of civilization (1975), see Robert B. Downs
Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas, and Literature, by The New York Times Book Review (1998)

Added the recommended works for already-listed authors and accompanying comments, and added comments to already-listed works, from:
The Harvard guide to influential books: 113 distinguished Harvard professors discuss the books that have helped to shape their thinking (1986), edited by C. Maury Devine, Kim D. Parrish, and Claudia Dissell

Added comments to already-listed works from:
The Great Books: A Journey through 2,500 Years of the West's Classic Literature (2009), by Anthony O'Hear
A Guide to Oriental Classics (3rd edition 1989), see A Guide to Oriental Classics

Read Me Incorporated the author entries from the Bibliography into the recommended reading.

Added the recommended works for already-listed authors and accompanying comments, and added comments to already-listed works, from:
The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century, National Review, May 3, 1999
The Fifty Best Books of the Century, and from The Fifty Worst Books of the Century, The Intercollegiate Review, Fall 1999

Read Me Added or considered in ratings the recommended works from:
The Joy of Reading (2008), see Charles Van Doren
The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (1998), see Martin Seymour-Smith
The New Lifetime Reading Plan (4th edition 1997), see Clifton Fadiman and John S. Major
"Editor's Choice" in The List of Books (1981), see Raphael and McLeish
The Lifetime Reading Plan (New Revised [2nd] Edition 1978), see Clifton Fadiman
"Appendix A: A recommended reading list" in How to Read a Book: The classic guide to intelligent reading (1972), see Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
The Lifetime Reading Plan (1st edition 1960), see Clifton Fadiman
"Selections from the Five-Foot Shelf of Books For Boys and Girls from Twelve to Eighteen Years of Age" in The Harvard Classics (1910), see Charles W. Eliot
"Great Books of Science in the Twentieth Century: Physics" in The Great Ideas Today 1979, see Holton and Sopka
"Appendixes" in The Western Canon (1994), see Harold Bloom
Great Treasury of Western Thought (1977), see Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Classics Revisited (1968), and More Classics Revisited (1989), see Kenneth Rexroth

Etext: Added links to authors' online etext lists at The Online Books Page

Read Me Added or considered in ratings the recommended works from:
"The 100 Most-Often-Recommended Works" in Reading Lists for College-bound Students (1993), see Doug Estell, et al.
"101 Significant Books" in Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers (23rd edition 1990), and Good Reading (22nd edition 1985), see Good Reading
A Guide to Oriental Classics (3rd edition 1989), see A Guide to Oriental Classics
"Epilogue: Great Books, Past and Present" in Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind (1988), see Mortimer J. Adler
The Lifetime Reading Plan (3rd edition 1988), see Clifton Fadiman
The Joy of Reading (1985), see Charles Van Doren
A Lifetimes Reading (1983), see Philip Ward
Famous Books, Ancient and Medieval (1964), and Famous Books Since 1492 (1961), see Robert B. Downs
Outline of Great Books (1937), see J. A. Hammerton




Revised October 3, 2009.

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