Warren Adler: The Future of English Literature and Humanities
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I am a proud, grateful and militant holder of a degree in English literature. It has enhanced and enriched my life in ways that have given me insight into the human condition. It has introduced me to the great communicators and storytellers of ages past, offering wisdom, knowledge, joy, insight, clarity, and the essential power and civilizing influence of words.
I have spent a long and fruitful life surrounded by some of the great minds and amazing imaginations ever recorded and continue to populate my content bank with many more. I cannot conceive of a life without the close friendship of great storytellers like Dickens, Trollope, Austin, Hardy, the Brontes, Thackeray, Balzac, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Twain, Harte, and the literary Gods of our own American culture like Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Roth, and hundreds of others of equal worth.
Indeed without the tutelage and wonder of Shakespeare what would we know about the truth of human behavior?
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