Books

Rereading ‘The Odyssey’: Personal and political translations

In many ways, Mendelsohn’s visit to the University was focused on expanding our understanding of the many voyages we embark on throughout our lives.

Liv on the Edge: ‘A Little Life’ broke my little heart

“A Little Life” is about childhood, and about adulthood, and addiction, and sexual abuse, and love, and, of course, life itself.

Revisiting ‘Superman for All Seasons’

“Superman For All Seasons” is a thoughtful, subtle, and frankly beautiful coming of age story for Superman.

How I fell in love with ‘Percy Jackson’ in college

It’s sweet to see young, awkward love, and be drawn into memories of being 13 and painfully awkward in the ways of romance, while at the same time being exceedingly grateful you have successfully made it past those cringeworthy years.

Boccaccio’s Decameron: Lessons from the Black Death

Keep your chin up and your friends close, and keep Boccaccio in mind.

12 books to cure your quarantine boredom

In no particular order, here is my take on a well-rounded, diverse, and boredom-curing reading list

‘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. 
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