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The Great Conversation: Great Books of the Western World edited by Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Jerome Adler, 1991.
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I read this book back in 2001 and it changed the way I think about the Great Books. Even though I had earned a PhD in Humanities, I was missing something big and it was the notion of the "great conversation". This work also introduced me to the Syntopicon and that changed the way I interact with the Great Books.