The Intellectual's Checklist

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Adams Media, Oct 18, 2011 - Reference - 272 pages
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All five movements of "Beethoven's Missa" solemnis. Check. The films that Kurasawa based on Western works. Check. Dante's "Nine Circles of Hell". Check. These are the sorts of elegant erudition every self-respecting intellectual should know - inside and out. In "The Intellectual's Checklist", aspiring pundits, poets, and philosophers find the arcane checklists that reveal whether they are truly well-versed enough in the arts and sciences of the obscure to warrant the esteemed moniker "Intellectual". From Nietzsche to Newton, Einstein to Eisenstadt, Sappho to Sartre, this elucidating volume gives readers all the esoterica they need to bask in the knowledge that they really do know everything. (Now that they've read this book.)
 

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Contents

Art and Architecture
1
Literature
59
Music
95
History and Philosophy
131
Politics
175
The Sciences Technology and Mathematics
213
Conclusion
253
Index
255
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Richard J. Wallace (Southborough, MA), coauthor of The Lazy Intellectual, is an editor, writer, and publishing professional. He has more than twenty-five years of experience researching and developing products for medical, technical, and general audiences.

James V. Wallace (Southborough, MA), coauthor of The Lazy Intellectual, is a college student with a natural curiosity. He is working toward a career in the music industry.

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