Slate Academy: A Year of Great Books

Slate Academy: A Year of Great Books

Want to rediscover the joys and surprises of great literature? Spend 2016 reading and discussing six great novels alongside books columnist Laura Miller and her fellow Slatesters.

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Slate Academy: A Year of Great Books

John Dickerson Joins Slate’s Great Books Club to Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

47 Min

Jan 23, 2017

14 Min

Nov 3, 2016

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Slate Academy: A Year of Great Books

What Jorge Luis Borges taught Slate’s Year of Great Books about free will, plot twists, and intellectual folly.

48 Min

Nov 3, 2016

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51 min
Sep 2, 2016
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Everything we learned from Anthony Trollope’s workplace comedy.

7 min
Sep 1, 2016
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Borges, Dostoevsky, Mann, or Cao? Vote for Slate’s Next Great Books Selection.

33 min
Aug 17, 2016
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Why Bad Accents Happen to Good Audiobooks, and Other Secrets of a Top Narrator

40 min
Jun 27, 2016
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Laura Miller and Willa Paskin reflect on their reading of My Ántonia

28 min
Jun 21, 2016
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Laura Miller discusses My Ántonia with the writer and biographer Hermione Lee

21 min
Jun 13, 2016
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Studio 360's Kurt Andersen on My Antonia

17 min
May 5, 2016
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It’s time to choose the third selection in our Year of Great Books series

68 min
May 4, 2016
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Laura Miller and Jacob Weisberg reflect on their reading of Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, the second selection of our Year of Great Books academy.

32 min
Mar 15, 2016
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In this Year of Great Books bonus discussion, Laura Miller talked to two experts about The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

59 min
Mar 10, 2016
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Everything we learned about humor, satire, and leading a good life from Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.

13 min
Mar 3, 2016
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Help us choose the next title for “A Year of Great Books.”

10 min
Dec 16, 2015
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This is a preview of "A Year of Great Books," our second Slate Academy.

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