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Frances Evangelista, who blogs at Nonsuch Book , is devoting August to reading (and blogging about) all 42 entries in Melville House’s Art of the Novella series. A little less than midway through the month, she’s a bit behind pace, having completed 15 of the books. But it still seems possible she will complete the goal, which would be impressive. Melville House joined in the fun by challenging other readers to join Evangelista and compete for prizes throughout the month.
March 28, 2013 The Poetry Society's 2013 National Poetry Competition (UK) has awarded the 1st prize to Patricia McCarthy's 'Clothes that escaped the Great War' . You can read it here at the Guardian; you may need to explain to your co-workers that it's suddenly got very dusty in the area of your face. Fellow semi-literate Canadianphiles take note: the CBC Bookie Awards wants you to give your favourite authors a Golden Beaver. March 27, 2013 Book of the Week: Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist by Diane Radycki, an Excerpt
Twenty years ago, excerpts from Susan Sontag’s only play, “ Alice in Bed ,” appeared in The New Yorker with a brief introduction by the author. The play is a conversation among six female protagonists, three of them nineteenth-century women of letters, the scions of New England Puritan culture: Alice James, Emily Dickinson, and Margaret Fuller. (Fuller is my subject in this week’s magazine .) The figure of Alice, Sontag explained, represented “the all too common reality of a woman who does not know what to do with her genius, her originality, her aggressiveness, and therefore becomes a career invalid.” Dickinson, she wrote, “dealt with her searing genius by becoming a reclusive spinster who kept house for her family.”
How does Freud define the unheimlich (in his famous essay here )? The question is important – and we should be clear we know what it is asking: the question is not, what is Freud's definition, but rather how does he go about defining the word ? What is his method? What needs noting is that Freud's process of (arriving at a) definition, his attempts at clarity, problematises the very idea of a fixed and final definition.
opinionated commentary on literary matters - from the complete review 30 March 2013 - Saturday Tom Stoppard on the Dark Side of the Moon | Sam Garrett Q & A Black Box review
2012 Parkway Summer Reading List Students Entering Grades 9-12 Summer provides many opportunities for students and their families to enjoy unforgettable books together. Before entering each grade, a Parkway student is encouraged to read at least three of the books listed for that grade. Feel free to substitute other titles by the recommended authors. You may wish to check your local public library for books on the Parkway Summer Reading List: