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#1 Peer Review

Hey Biancah,

For your first entry in the category, American Literature, you have done a tremendous job in capturing the essence of how in this day and age ‘nature ISN’T… the first thought that would come to one’s mind’. 128 more words

Better late than never (filial piety and research into family history)

The hardcover version of Ariel Sabar’s 2008 book My Father’s Paradise is subtitled “A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq,” to which could be appended, “Jerusalem, Yale, and UCLA.”  (The paperback shortened the subtitle to “A Son’s Search for His Family’s Past.”)  The subtitular father, Yona Sabar, was born Yona Beh Sabagha in Zakho, a town in the middle of Kurdistan. 863 more words

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The American writers who coined the term transcendentalism were of the belief that one has more to learn from one’s connection with the earth, and nature, than in schools or books. 725 more words


Luminous essays about exile and memory from André Aciman

Born in Alexandria on the second day of 1951, when it was still the cosmopolitan port city of Alexander Durell’s Alexandria Quartet and Constantine Cavafy’s elegies, A… 788 more words

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Emily Dickinson and Zitkala-Sa

Compare these two photographs (Emily and Zitkala). Write an imaginary comparison of what each of them is thinking.

The photographs of Emily Dickinson and Zitkala-Sa provide a confronting yet immensely different insight into two different worlds and two strong personalities. 376 more words


Commentary on Danielle's blog

Hey Danielle,

Your take on this week’s blog topic is both intellectually and creatively stimulating. Thank you. I agree. There is definitely much we can learn from the Native Indian’s simplicity and gentle ecological footprint. 98 more words

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