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How it Was by Anne Atik
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More than an homage to an old friend, this book documents anecdotes about Beckett, his humanity, his sensibility, his genius, which are often eclipse by a misunderstanding of his oeuvre as pessimistic.
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Professor Borges by Jorge Luis Borges
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In a semester, Borges offers several lectures on English Literature through the perspective of Comparative Literature or World Literature. The reader, like the attendance once, witness the mastery of literary topics, that even though are quite conser ...more
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The Eclogues of Virgil by Virgil
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Virgil’s masterwork is the Aeneid. The Eclogues read as a transitional document of a changing cosmology. One can see the massive influence that Virgil added to the subsequent centuries.
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An Oresteia by Aeschylus
An Oresteia
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Anne Carson translations are not just fresh but add an urgency to revise these great plays in order to contextualize our contemporary issues. Her translations also make the female characters more relevant than others. This is done with poetic mastery ...more
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Soledades. Galerías. Otros poemas by Antonio Machado
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Hay poesía en el hastío. La poesía de Machado destila un existencialismo sutil casi romántico en la soledad del individuo.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
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The Art of Death by Edwidge Danticat
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A deeply moving book about life through understanding death. Not that conclusions come from it, but the vertigo of it makes us understand an often neglected topic through the writer’s experience including her readings experience.
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The Tradition by Jericho Brown
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One cannot escape the body, but we are not often aware of it until it is defined from the outside. The body, particularly the black body, becomes a place for violence, a place for survival but also for pleasure (which is even under attack). This coll ...more
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Jane by Maggie Nelson
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One cannot expect how an archeological inquiry into family past can be so loud and subtle at the same time. This happens when one presses the past into the present. Maggie Nelson's keep the coldness of her aunt's killing while removing the morbid det ...more
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Clément Rosset
“Un mot exprime à lui seul ce double caractère, solitaire et inconnaissable, de toute chose au monde : le mot idiotie. Idiôtès, idiot, signifie simple, particulier, unique ; puis, par une extension sémantique dont la signification philosophique est de grande portée, personne dénuée d’intelligence, être dépourvu de raison. Toute chose, toute personne sont ainsi idiotes dès lors qu’elles n’existent qu’en elles-mêmes, c’est-à-dire sont incapables d’apparaître autrement que là où elles sont et telles qu’elles sont : incapables donc, et en premier lieu, de se refléter, d’apparaître dans le double du miroir. Or, c'est le sort finalement de toute réalité que de ne pouvoir se dupliquer sans devenir aussitot autre: l'image offerte par le miroir n'est pas superposable à la réalité qu'elle suggère.”
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Susan Sontag
“To have a museum chronicling the great crime that was African slavery in the United States of America would be to acknowledge that the evil was here. Americans prefer to picture the evil that was there, and from which the United States-a unique nation, one without any certifiably wicked leaders throughout its entire history-is exempt. That this country, like every other country, has its tragic past does not sit well with the founding, and still all-powerful belief in American exceptionalism.”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

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