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The Daily Writer with Kent Sanders

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Dec 27, 2018

When you hear the term “classic literature,” what comes to mind? Most people think of books that were written by a bunch of dead white guys and wonder how they are relevant to us today. Today’s guest will help you understand that the classics are much broader than that narrow definition, and why they are essential to your creative life today.

I’m excited to bring you my conversation with Anne Sheridan, who is a professor and pianist. She holds degrees in piano, Biblical Studies, and English, and she also taught English and Literature for  several years at St. Louis Christian College, where I teach. Anne recently moved back to Iowa with her husband, Brent, a pastor, and their daughter, Louise. She enjoys British television and chocolate.

Our conversation covers a wide range of topics, including what makes a classic a “classic,” why Gothic literature is popular, and Anne’s thoughts on The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and The Lord of the Rings. You’ll learn the best way to read Shakespeare, how to make time to read, and why it’s OK to watch mindless TV sometimes. I came away from this conversation feeling smarter and more motivated to dive into some of the classics, and I hope you do, as well.

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