Favorite Books: Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson, associate professor of English and Education at The King’s College


Crime & Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K. Chesterton)

Viper’s Tangle (Francois Mauriac)

Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)

The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

The Moviegoer (Walker Percy)

The Power and the Glory (Graham Greene)

Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)

Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)


The Idea of a University (John Henry Newman)

The Everlasting Man (G.K. Chesterton)

The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy (Etienne Gilson)

Religion and the Rise of Western Culture (Christopher Dawson)

Leisure, the Basis of Culture (Josef Pieper)

Ideas Have Consequences (Richard Weaver)

The Quest for Community (Robert Nisbet)

Knowing and Being (Michael Polanyi)

The Culture of Narcissism (Christopher Lasch)

From Dawn to Decadence (Jacques Barzun)

Robert Jackson is an associate professor of English and education at The King's College (New York), where he developed a concentration on the 2500-year tradition of the liberal arts. His research focuses on the debates in the early twentieth century between progressives and classicists over the direction of public schools.  He also works on the integration of poetry and the arts across the liberal arts curriculum. He is the moderator of the National Association of Scholars’ email list-serv NASNET (click here to subscribe).


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