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‘Today, many things indicate that we are going through a transitional period, when it seems that something is on the way out and something else is painfully being born. It…
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Stirred with an interest in ancient fairy tales by Romantics Clemens Brentano and Ludwig von Arnim, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm began to collect and write down tales that had been…
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This narrative poem by Roman author Ovid, completed in AD 8, describing the creation and history of the world, has become one of the most popular works of mythology.
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Among the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, this Old English epic poem, written sometime between the eighth and eleventh centuries, describes the adventures of a sixth-century Scandinavian warrior. Beowulf,…
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In his first novel, The Favourite Game, Canadian writer-turned-singer Leonard Cohen evokes a powerful metaphor on which his memoirs of growing up in Montreal profoundly hang. When the narrator’s young…
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Amy Corzine begins with a quote from poet Kathleen Raine: "There is an invisible way across the sky/Birds travel that way, the Sun and Moon/And all the stars travel that…
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Aged 37, with one daughter and an adopted son, journalist Gessen learns that she has inherited a mutated gene from her mother, leaving her with a 40% chance of developing…
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A real-life memoir of a professor of philosophy whose thinking and daily routine is turned upside down by the arrival into his life of an Alaskan Tundra wolf, The Philosopher and…
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