This is part one of the mini-series on Arthurian Legend! Today it's the history of the lore and my thoughts on chivalric romances.

We talk deals with the devil and real life alchemists while I make a case for Goethe's Faust.

It's another poem this week, but it's a hip poem by one of the original hip fellas. Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

I make a case for a book this week that I absolutely love, 1,001 Arabian Nights. A book about a patient woman and her long game.

Alexandre Dumas graces us again as I make a case for the long, but delightful work, The Three Musketeers. And I didn't cry struggling through French pronunciations!

Prepare to be neck-deep in Ancient Greek philosophy as I make a case for Plato's The Republic! Don't worry, you won't drown. I promise.

This week, I'm feeling the spice and gloom of October and am covering one of gothic literature's foundational works, The Old English Baron by Clara Reeve.

I don't think John Milton meant to write an aspirational text for non-conformists, but Paradise Lost is sometimes taken that way. Satan is goals? Okay then!

This week I make a case for James Joyce's first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. I didn't talk in detail about those letters to his wife and feel I deserve a prize for that.

It's nonsense and whimsy this week as I make a case for Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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