Looking for some heavy summer reading.
July 4, 2012 7:28 AM Subscribe
I have a week at my parent's cottage coming up, and I'd like to get some recommendations on some comprehensive introductions to the classics, mythology, psychology and a few other subjects.
posted by chrillsicka to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
With a week of nothing but reading and eating ahead of me, I want to delve into some subjects that have always interested me. I've realized my knowledge in these areas is a little anemic. I'd like to know if anyone can recommend some good overviews of the following rather eclectic subjects.
-classics (Classical Antiquity and the like)
-mythology (Greek, Roman). I'm also really interested in knowing more about Norse mythology, especially Yggdrasil.
-modern pyschology, especially the schism between Freud and Jung.
-a good book on pencil/charcoal drawing
-I have a trip to India planned; anything, fiction or non-fiction, that would bet me into the right head space?
-I was also considering a trip to Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina around the same time. Again, is there anything compelling I should be reading to know more?
I'm not a fast reader but I'm determined. Anything that can get my mind off on a new tangent would be appreciated. Thanks so much.