The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books

The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books

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Suzanne and Chris talk about great books—but what does “great” even mean?
5. Little Women.
Mar 19 • 59 min
Suzanne and Chris look at Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women.
4b. Bonus: Timothy Perry on The Book of Peace.
Mar 6 • 36 min
Timothy Perry, medieval manuscript and early book librarian at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, shows us a newly acquired medieval manuscript of Christine de Pizan’s Book of Peace.
4. The Book of the City of Ladies.
Mar 5 • 57 min
The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine de Pizan, is a medieval feminist classic.
3. The Metamorphoses.
Feb 19 • 55 min
Suzanne and Chris discuss Ovid’s Metamorphoses—and translation, lost language, the natural world, gender and sexuality, and medieval interpretations of these tales of transformations.
2. The Symposium.
Feb 4 • 55 min
Suzanne and Chris discuss love and Plato’s Symposium (and catty drinking parties).
1. The Iliad.
Jan 18 • 59 min
Suzanne and Chris begin their conversations about great books with a very big and very old one: Homer’s Iliad. This Ancient Greek poem about the Trojan War is, of course, widely known, but if you haven’t read it (or if you haven’t read it in a while), you…
0. Coming Soon.
Jan 6 • 1 min
Suzanne and Chris talk about great books—but what does “great” even mean?
The Spouter-Inn Episode Guide.
Jan 1