Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World Kindle Edition

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Dead White Guys is much more than “Western Civ for Dummies”: What Burriesci is passionate about is why these books matter, what they have to say to us in the 21st century about life’s persistent questions, as well as more particular cases: Sept. 11 and its aftermath, for example, and income inequality. The chapters frequently begin with a frank, often unflattering personal episode: staying silent while friends blew up frogs with firecrackers; making fun of gays; living a dissipated, druggie lifestyle. In each case, the personal material is spot-on relevant to the concepts under discussion, a testament to the growth and change that can occur when we examine our lives with courage, honesty, compassion and logic." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune

About the Author

Matthew Burriesci's fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines. From 1999-2011, he served in various capacities at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), including the organization's acting executive director. From 1997-1999 he served as the marketing manager for the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. He received his B.A. in English and rhetoric from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, studied Shakespeare during an honors seminar at Oxford University, and received his M.F.A. from George Mason University in 2002. He lives in Chicago.

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  • File Size: 950 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1632280175
  • Publisher: Viva Editions (June 9, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 9, 2015
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NP8MMJG
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