Ing f five classics still got a good number f giggles ut Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time of me In the same vein as 1066 and All That Richard Armour s parodiesf textbook biographies summaries Thoroughly Disarmed of major texts and study uestions are actually edifying as well as entertaining I recalled having read this appalling piecef garbage yesterday while I was reading a Romola by George Eliot The link comes from the fact that the The Classics Reclassified contains a rather successful
parody f Silas Marner f which Armour says that it shows that good people are rewarded for their virtue but that of Silas Marner After the Ashes of which Armour says that it shows that good people are rewarded for their virtue but that have to wait a great many years for their rewardI am rather inclined to think that Silas Marner does indeed deserve the unsophisticated mauling that Armour dishesut in this book However I must acknowledge that what he was doing was disgraceful As a university literature professor Armour s day job would have been to help his students through the difficult and The Angry Planet occasionally badly written sectionsf ur great classics As a sideline he wrote books like this in which he made easy jokes n the problematic aspects f the great books in ur Western CanonIf you enjoyed the parodies found in Mad Magazine and the National Lampoon you will probably enjoy this slim efficient volume Richard Armour s r sum is formidable a Harvard PhD who held research fellowships in England and France and taught at a slew A Chance Acquaintance of institutions including the Universityf Texas Northwestern University and the University f Frieburg When someone like that writes a book you might be forgiven for imagining it s n an academic subject And so The Classics Reclassified is except that it s the most hilarious the most utterly addictive take n an academic subject you could
imagine I ve read fair number f Armour s books and am a diehard fan The Wallflower's Revenge of his stylef humour but I have had ever since I first read The Classics Reclassified a very soft spot for this particular book This as the name suggests is a book about literary classics with authors ranging from Homer to Shakespeare to Dickens but in a way that s bound to make you see not just these authors but their works too in a different light There are seven authors and seven works covered here Homer The Iliad Shakespeare Julius Caesar Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter Herman Melville Moby Dick George Eliot Silas Marner and Dickens David Copperfield Each section begins with a brie. Classics Reclassified Richard Armour The Classics Reclassified includes take ffs n works such as The Iliad Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare David Copperfield by Charles Dickens etc; each take War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 off is prefaced by a short biographyf the work's author in the same style For Shakespeare it says he was baptized April When he was born is disputed but anyone who argues that it was after this date is just being difficultArmour The classics reclassified edition | Open Library The classics reclassified in which certain famous books are not so much digested as indigested together with mercifully brief biographies f their authors a few unnecessary footnotes and uestions which it might be helpful not to answer st ed This edition The Classics Reclassified uotes by Richard Armour The Classics Reclassified by Richard Armour ratings average rating reviews The Classics Reclassified uotes Showing f “Dedicated to that amazing device the Reuired Reading List better even than artificial respiration for keepin.Possibly Imagine I Ve Read
free download The Classics Reclassified In Which Certain Famous Books Are Not So Much Digested As IngestedF but informative biography f the writer Homer for instance we learn is said to have been born in seven cities which indicates how his mother kept n the move He is also said to have been born in six centuries apparently after a number f false starts And to have been born in six centuries apparently after a number f false starts And George Eliot Armour writes George Eliot had a great deal f trouble with her name and so have librarians ever since most readers however give up after searching for a few hours and read something by say Eliot TS A footnote follows After a few hours with Eliot TS some readers give up reading entirely This deliciously irreverent style
carried forward into Armour discussion f each work Basically each Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of these is a synopsisf the work in uestion every bit as pithy as the author bios And with those nutty footnotes included The next day n the plains f Philippi the Blue Blood opposing armies are met from Julius Caesar comes for instance with this footnote By whom it is never divulged There are hilarious asides very uick plot lines and smart little tips Unless you are interested in a cataloguef famous pictures The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of whales the manufacturef rope lines the anatomyIs Carried Forward Into Armour
Of The Whale Sthe whale s ear and tail how to skin a whale and cook the blubber and the history Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of whaling from Perseus to the present you would do well to turn from Chapter XXXVI to Chapter CXXXIII without further delay thus saving nearly a hundred chapters without anybody s knowing the difference if you keep uiet After all Ahab isn t thenly It's Like This one entitled to be a skipper What s amazing is that Armour s research and his knowledgef his subject is so The Mirage obviously impeccable yet his sensef humour makes this book an absolute gem the sort f book you can go back to again and again I end up reading it at least nce a year to the point where I know all the jokes but still find them delightful An absolute must read if you like literature and you like humourPS My edition Rituels secrets des Templiers of this book is illustrated by Campbell Grant and the illustrations are every bit as brilliant as Armour s prose Thanks to this book I now have conversational knowledgef The Iliad Juliet Caesar Ivanhoe The Scarlet Letter Moby Dick Silas Marner and David Copperfield without having ever actually read those books Nor does it sound like I would want to read any f them And I got a few chuckles as wellA word to the wise some f these book summaries are repeated in Armour s later book It All Started With Freshman English. G dead authors alive” The Classics Reclassified Free Online Library The Classics Reclassified LinkPage Citation KIROV BALLET OF THE MARYINSKY THEATRE OPERA HOUSE JOHN F KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON DC FEBRUARY AND The Kirov brought us its grand experiments in time travel back to Petipa and catching up with the recent past A Mild Suicide of Balanchine The futuristic techniuef the company's The classics reclassified in which certain famous The classics reclassified in which certain famous books are not so much digested as indigested together with mercifully brief biographies f their authors a few unnecessary footnotes and uestions which it might be helpful not to answer The classics reclassified in which certain famous Get this from a library The classics reclassified in which certain famous books are not so much digestsed as indigested together with mercifully brief biographies f their authors a few unnecessary footnotes and uestions which it might be helpful not to answer Richard Armou. I have enjoyed the classics but I have also enjoyed having fun at thier expense In this satire certain famous books are not so much digested but ingested Not a book that produced loud laughter but a smile as I understood the fun This book was a very entertaining trip through many f the books unwillingly read in their English classes Whether I loved r hated the Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church original I found Armour s retelling each tale too fun to keep to myself I read whole chapters aloud to my poor unsuspecting daughter She enjoyed them too but don t tell anyone This book will be enjoyed most by folks who are familiar with theriginal classics There s something hilarious and uotable in nearly every paragraph and that s not counting the footnotes illustrations and suggestions for further discussion Plus this book taught me everything I know about Ivanhoe and Silas MarnerThese are affectionate parodies from someone who clearly loved literature This book made me curious about the subjects and told me that we shouldn t revere Great Books so much that we can t enjoy themSome samplesOn The Illiad Then bronze harnessed Hector drops in n his dear won wife even white armed Andromache daughter f great hearted E tion that dwelt beneath wooded Plakos and was king f the men f Kilikia Homer wants us to be sure not to confuse her with all the Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) other Andromaches we knowOn Julius Caesar Thepening scen For those who like their literary analyses full Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of puns this is the books for you Somef the jokes may be dated but still a fun read The specific classics let in for the Armour treatment here are The Iliad Julius Caesar Ivanhoe The Scarlet Letter Moby Dick r The Whale Silas Marner David Copperfield And what is the Armour treatment It s finishing the line Achilles has no choice but to draw his keen blade from his thigh with the footnote A lesser man would have used a scabbard And then setting discussion uestions like this Hester is said
to have made her living with her needlehave made her living with her needle she give inoculations n the side If not n the side in the arm Very funny book Or should I say very punny Seven famous books are discussed with mercifully brief biographies f their authors uizzes after each chapter just to make sure you got it all The footnotes are admittedly unnecessary but how could we do without them With illustrations as bizarre as the text Not uite as hilarious as when I read it as a child this retell. Fr The Reclassified Livres Not Retrouvez The Classics Reclassified et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez u d'occasion fr The Classics Reclassified Richard Willard Not Retrouvez The Classics Reclassified et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf u d'occasion fr The Classics Reclassified Biography and Notes Not Retrouvez The Classics Reclassified Biography and Notes by Anthony Bonner With an Introduction by William Carlos Williams for Scientific Accuracy by the U et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf u d'occasion The Classics Reclassified by Richard Armour And so The Classics Reclassified is except that it’s the most hilarious the most utterly addictive take n an academic subject you could possibly imagine I Richard Armour’s rsum is formidable a Harvard PhD who held research fellowships in England and France and taught at a slew Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian of institutions including the Universityf Texas Northwestern University and the University f Frieburg The.