Boccaccio’s Decameron: Lessons from the Black Death
Keep your chin up and your friends close, and keep Boccaccio in mind.
‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story
What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.
‘Code Name Verity’ is a cunning read for quarantine
There are many historical fictions about World War II out there, but what makes “Code Name Verity” such a treat is the puzzle that is Wein’s writing.
Visiting author Valeria Luiselli reads stories from the border in newest novel
“It’s a book with immigration, but not a book about immigration,” Luiselli said. “I’m not interested in writing a story that’s relatable.”
Eastman alum talks tips and tricks to musical success
The book reflects her years performing as a young musician, and subsequently teaching other aspiring young artists.
‘Norwegian Wood’ finds hope in the aftermath of suicide
Some might find solace retreating into the comfort of a sensitive book. If that sounds like you, I have the perfect read for this winter: Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood.”
Alumn and author Daniel Kimmel talks business and sci-fi
Author and film critic Daniel Kimmel knows you probably haven’t heard of him. “I’m not a household name — I…
Author and smooth talker Ann Patchett visits Strong
Sarah Mangelsdorf welcomed Ann Patchett to Strong Auditorium on Saturday afternoon by listing a few of her accolades — an…