Dr. Louise Cowan is a professor of English at the University of Dallas. In 1991, President George Bush bestowed upon Dr. Cowan the nation's highest award for achievement in the humanities, the Charles Frankel Prize. She is co-editor of Invitation to the Classics: A Guide to Books You've Always Wanted to Read.
In the Fall 2001 of The Intercollegiate Review, ISI published an essay by Louise Cowan titled "The Necessity of the Classics." In it Cowan explains that nobility and magnanimity are present in human nature, but are not naturally displayed if one's imagination is left unstirred. The classics, which "preserve the full range of human sensibility," train the imagination and elict "greatness of soul."An audio version of this article is available here.
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