C. S. Lewis on the Value of Reading Old Books (via A Thinking Reed)

Worth a read, and a thought!

There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with the modern books. Thus I have found as a tutor in English Literature that if the average student wants to find out something about Platonism, the very last thing he thinks of doing is to take a translation of Plato off the library shelf and read the Symposium. He would rather read some d … Read More

via A Thinking Reed

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