Three critics attempt to make make sense of the slippery lifespan of the realist novel, with occasionally illuminating and often chaotic results.
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us to appreciate the form. But can it be done? Can poetry ever regain its relevancy?
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost will be performed (in Dutch) at the outdoor theatre in Diever throughout August and in early September.
Rape fantasies and pictures of dead children were coming faster than I could block individual users. In the end I had to step away from the internet, which was a pain because I need the internet to work.
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments that all students should be familiar with is available free online.
If you’re going for a job interview or being interviewed for a university degree, here are some interesting research findings about clothing and shoe brands, piercings, the speed at which you speak and the possible advantages for men with brown eyes and shaved heads.
The article from The Guardian begins with a photo of this year’s Falstaff by the Royal Shakespeare Company which I saw with the students of Dr Jansen’s ‘Shakespeare at Stratford’ course.