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Ten Influential Books

Kenneth Rexroth’s response to a query by Christian Century magazine:
“What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?”

The Research Magnificent, by H.G. Wells
Mutual Aid, by Piotr Kropotkin
Tao Te Ching, by Lao-tzu
Science and the Modern World, by Alfred North Whitehead
Paideia, by Werner Jaeger
The Iliad, by Homer
Ethics, by Aristotle
The writings of Friedrich von Hügel
The poems of Tu Fu
The writings of Michel de Montagne


This response was printed in The Christian Century (12 December 1962). Reproduced here by permission of the Kenneth Rexroth Trust.

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