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Last Week's Reading: March 12 - 18

The Art of Syntax, by Ellen Bryant Voigt: One on Graywolf’s “Art Of” series on writing techniques (and I’m curious to know your favorites if you’ve read any of the others), this little book is about syntax in poetry: its musicality, how it relates to the poetic line, how poets from Bishop to Kunitz deploy it. 413 more words

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Mary Beard’s “Meet the Romans”…and Their Names

This weekend I watched Meet the Romans (it’s available on Amazon Prime if you’re a member). Loved it! The fabulous Mary Beard is a great host and I love how she focuses on the daily life of average people. 236 more words

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Mary Beard's Voyage Into 'Herland'

Mary Beard opens “Women in Power: From Medusa to Merkel,” her cover essay in this week’s London Review of Books, with one of the most satisfying depictions of female dominance in American letters—Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1915 comic novel… 903 more words


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Kvindernes internationale kampdag, og jeg vågnede op til en ubehagelig besked fra en (mandlig) internettrold, fordi jeg havde formastet mig til at mene noget om… 494 more words

“If we close our eyes and try to conjure up the image of a president… what most of us see is not a woman.” https://t.co/Kl9w1Kp5pN…

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A Monk's Chronicle: 6 March MMXVII -- Lent: A Time of Renewal

Lent:  A Time of Renewal

How the hotel staff managed to miss the signs of decay is anybody’s guess.  Perhaps because they used the employee entrance in the rear they simply never noticed.   1,327 more words

Laughter in Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Explaining jokes is a sure way to remove any comedy from them.  Luckily this book is quite a serious take on Roman attitudes to humour.  Beard discusses what the Romans found funny and why, how we can identify humour in ancient sources, and what this tells us about their culture. 316 more words

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