Title

The Good Life in Great Books

Author(s)

Karen PriorFollow

Publication Date

October 2015

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Our desires are shaped by both knowledge and practice. Visions of the good life presented in the world’s best literature can be agents for cultivating knowledge of and desire for the good. In this year's Holmer Lecture (the 20th annual), Dr. Karen Swallow Prior explores the ways great books cultivate knowledge, form desire, and thereby profoundly shape the personal and spiritual lives of their readers.