Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your BookshelfDouglas Wilson, Douglas Wilson, Douglas Wilson
If books are among our friends, we ought to choose them wisely. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start. In Writers to Read, Doug Wilson--someone who's spent a lifetime writing, reading, and teaching others to do the same--introduces us to nine of his favorite auth... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Aug 31, 2015
- UPC: 9781433545832
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 176
- Publish Date: Aug 31, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL013000"
- ISBN: 1433545837
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- 9 Writers To Read by Laura on 11/12/2015
Doug Wilson. in 9 Writers to Read Nine Names That Belong On Your Bookshelf, tries to convey two very distinct things.
1) he loves C S Lewis
2) for you to put his book down when you are finished and start reading the writers he recommends and each book he recommends.
These 9 Writers are:
1). G E Chesterton
2). H L Mencken
3). P G Woderhouse
4). T S Eliot,
5). J R R Tolkien
6). C S Lewis
7). R F Capone
8). M S Robinson
9). N D Wilson
These are clearly 9 very fantastic authors. I agree these are a very select group of authors.
Ones that I also believe everyone should read.
This author’s explanations for why they should be read are very thorough and extremely intense.
I had to sit with a dictionary at the ready. His descriptions, while very thorough were also, way above my pay grade
- Expect to add to your to-read pile after reading this book by Debra on 10/1/2015
When I picked out the book, Writers to Read, I expected to find it something worth my time and I expected that the book would probably help me to make some decisions about books I wanted my kids to read. Maybe, just maybe, I’d be inspired to try a new author too.
What I didn’t expect was that I’d find myself rethinking how I write. Or that I’d end up with an extensive list of new-to-me reading material. Or that I’d tell my 18-year-old son, “You have to read this book.”
Wilson has chosen nine authors, and each gets a chapter in his book. Each chapter explains who the author is, why they are worth reading, and ends with an “If You Read Nothing Else” section that gives you a place to start.
A really fun aspect of Wilson’s work is that he is quoting or alluding to many of the other eight authors. It is one of those things that really brings out the “great conversation” ideas from classical education, without slamming you over the head with the all of that inter-relatedness of ideas.
I absolutely recommend this book to anyone. Just expect to revise your future to-be-read list.
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