The Great Books

By National Review

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Niveditha Christina
 Nov 22, 2021
listener from India love to listen here because of the insights I can glean from books I have loved and on books that may become a part of my future reading

 Apr 11, 2021

A treasure for the book-lover
 Oct 21, 2020
A treasure, featuring articulate scholars with complete command of the literature. Hosted by an outstanding facilitator, unfailingly well-prepared. Content scaled to the intellectually curious but not necessarily scholarly audience. Bravo!

 May 22, 2019


Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.

Episode Date
Episode 239: 'Wide Sargasso Sea' by Jean Rhys
John J. Miller is joined by Miranda Seymour to discuss Jean Rhys's book, 'Wide Sargasso Sea.'
Aug 02, 2022
Episode 238: 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' by Thomas Hardy
John J. Miller is joined by Karen Swallow Prior of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to discuss Thomas Hardy's book, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles.'
Jul 26, 2022
Episode 237: 'The Bonfire of the Vanities' by Tom Wolfe
John J. Miller is joined by Matthew Continetti of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss Tom Wolfe's book, 'The Bonfire of the Vanities.'
Jul 19, 2022
Episode 236: 'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemingway
John J. Miller is joined by Mark Cirino of the University of Evansville to discuss Ernest Hemingway's book, 'The Sun Also Rises.'
Jul 12, 2022
Episode 235: 'Judith' and the Old English 'Wordhord'
John J. Miller is joined by Hana Videen to discuss 'Judith' and the Old English 'Wordhord.'
Jul 05, 2022
Episode 234: 'War with the Newts' by Karel Čapek
John J. Miller is joined by Sam Jay Gold to discuss Karel Čapek's 'War with the Newts.'
Jun 28, 2022
Episode 233: 'The Turn of the Screw' by Henry James
John J. Miller is joined by Lorraine Murphy of Hillsdale College to discuss Henry James's book, "The Turn of the Screw."
Jun 21, 2022
Episode 232: 'William Tell' by Friedrich Schiller
John J. Miller is joined by Jeffrey A. Hertel of Hillsdale College to discuss Friedrich Schiller's book, 'William Tell.'
Jun 14, 2022
Episode 231: 'Lucky Jim' by Kingsley Amis
John J. Miller is joined by Catherine Baab-Muguira to discuss Kingsley Amis's book, 'Lucky Jim.'
Jun 07, 2022
Episode 230: The Stories of Robert Aickman
John J. Miller is joined by Victoria Nelson of Goddard College to discuss Robert Aickman's short stories.
May 31, 2022