2013 - Classics, VOLUME 6

Writers on the Classics Series [Recap]

Since it is Holy Week this week, we are taking a break from our regular Writers on the Classics column.

As we take a sort of Spring Break, we thought it would be a good time to recap the series to date.  Be sure to check out any of the posts you might have missed!

In 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.

Here are the twelve posts in the series so far:

 Writers on the Classics

#1
Shane Claiborne
Author,
The Irresistible Revolution

 

#2
Karen Swallow Prior
Author, BOOKED

#3
Scott Russell Sanders
Award-winning
Essayist/Novelist

 

#4
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Author / New Monastic

 

#5
Ragan Sutterfield
Author / Agrarian

 

#6
Chris Smith
ERB Editor

 

#7
Carol Howard Merritt
Author, Reframing Hope

 

#8
John Wilson
Books and Culture

#9
Doug Worgul
Novelist,
Thin Blue Smoke

 

#10
Amy Frykholm
The Christian Century

 

#11
Jen Pollock Michel

Redbud Writers Guild

 

#12
Rachel Marie Stone

Author of Eat With Joy

We’ll be back next week, with a new post in this Writers on the Classics Series!




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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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