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Pursuing the Classics:
A Personal Journey and Beyond


Whether it is Odysseus trying to get home to his high-roofed house in Ithaca or the pilgrim Dante trying to save himself — one of the pulls of literature is that it recognizes that we are creatures whose natures cause us to long, to seek. Like many others setting out on a quest, I was no youth but in the second half of life, and like the archetype, I had become disenchanted with earlier successes, conscious of failures, and increasingly aware of the finiteness of life...

Winter 2013 Issue

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