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Hello BfT fans! As promised, I am blogging the contents of Episode 8 of Books for Thought and some links that might interest you. In this ocassion I'm interviewing Dr. Bryan Brazeau professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Warwick.

 

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Extra link: Like his students, I am sure you are eager to learn more about the Liberal Arts from the mind and hand of Dr. Brazeau. Here’s an article of his which discusses how the Liberal Arts address the challenges we face in today’s world.

Extra link: As Dr. Brazeau mentioned, the University of Warwick’s Liberal Arts degree programme is quite special, and for many reasons! Check out the information which has been put together for students who are thinking about studying this degree.

Book One: In Defense of a Liberal Education

Written by: Fareed Zakaria

Published by: Simon & Schuster

In defense of a liberal education

Extra link: Fareed Zakaria is not only a respected author, but also a well-known journalist. Here’s the link to the official website for his show GPS.

Extra link: The New York Times interviewed Zakaria about books and his reading style, preferences, etc. It’s short and sweet and you just might become inspired to read the works of some of the authors mentioned.

Book Two: City of Glass

Written by: Paul Auster

Published by: MacMillan

City of glass

Extra link: Dr. Brazeau mentioned a fantastic short story by well-known author, Jorge Luis Borges. Here are links to the story itself, in Spanish and in English. Also, I am including a link to Jonathan Basile’s online project.

La biblioteca de Babel (en español), The Library of Babel

Extra link: Are you wondering why Auster’s novel was turned into a graphic novel 10 years after the first publication? This article from The Guardian will tell you all about it!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope that you take the time to explore the links! Until next time, take care!