L. James Hammond
L. James Hammond was born in Westport, Connecticut, in 1961, attended public schools in Westport, and graduated from Harvard in 1983. While living in Ireland in 1984, he began writing his first book, a book of aphorisms called Conversations With Great Thinkers. Later he published excerpts from this book in Chinese magazines, and the entire book was published by two Beijing publishers (in Chinese translation). This book was also published in Taiwan. His second book, Realms of Gold: A Sketch of Western Literature, was also published in Taiwan. Both these books were also published in the U.S., in the original English version.
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Realms of Gold: A Sketch of Western Literature
by L. James Hammond
Published: November 18, 2010.
A readable survey of Western classics. Begins with Philosophy and Psychology, then moves on to Literature, History, and Miscellaneous works. Discusses "new classics" like Jung and Joseph Campbell, as well as older writers like Homer and Shakespeare. It's intended to be a map of the literary world, like a map that shows a miner where he can find gold.
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