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    • Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver, James A. W. Heffernan
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Vandiver, James A. W. Heffernan
    • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    From the anonymous author of the Epic of Gilgamesh in ancient Mesopotamia to William Faulkner writing about Mississippi 3,600 years later, many of Western culture's greatest figures have been writers. Their landmark themes, unique insights into human nature, dynamic characters, experimental storytelling techniques, and rich philosophical ideas helped create the vibrant storytelling methods we find reflected in today's authors.

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    • Great Authors Without the Term Papers

    • By Bryan on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $59.95

    • Joyce's Ulysses

    • By: James A. W. Heffernan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: James A. W. Heffernan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Ulysses depicts a world that is as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. It has been delighting and puzzling readers since it was first published on Joyce's 40th birthday in 1922. And here, Professor Heffernan maps the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in these 24 lectures that finally make a beguiling literary masterpiece accessible for anyone willing to give it a chance.

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    • Good to Begin With

    • By Elisa on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $34.95