"That's so hard. Example: Aristotle's Physics, the beginning bits, are foundational -- but they're hard, and surely not everyone needs to read them. If you're a scholar, sure.
I think you should know what's…"
"Here's a list of books that, as an English teacher, I feel are good, essential, important, etc. Some are newer, many are classics. I'll add to the list as I think of more but this is the best I can do at 6:30…"
"Not required reading, but these are probably good to read. I fully recognize how limited this list is and not inclusive of different authors and cultures.
Iliad & Odyssey
Hesiod - Theogony
"A nearly everyday experience for me at the Winnsboro Blue Granite Quarry. It's a mere 10-minute walk from my front door to this lofty spot. No need for for modesty here as there is seldom another soul around. Once known as "The Silk…"
There's a similar thread right now but it's bizarre and spammy. So. What, in your opinion, is required reading to be part of the human race? What is absolutely essential, whether it be philosophy, history, religion, or even classic fiction or poetry?See More