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Kinh Điển: Trường Ca Thiên Đường Đã Mất của Thi Sĩ Milton

Sa Tăng lấy dặng con rắt dụ Evà ăn trái cấm – hình của thi sĩ William Blake
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Letter essays from my students on Austen’s Persuasion

An illustration from an edition of Austen’s novels and letters published in 1906.
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Kinh điển: Hài kịch Lão Lừa Tartuffe của Molière

Vở kịch trình bày bởi công ty South Coast Repertory ở Quận Cam, Nam Cali năm 2014.
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Since feeling is first…

Slightly revised from a post on my old blog back in 2007.

Both Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday: the former in the morning, the latter at night. This coincidence of passings brought to mind the same-day deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. On July Fourth, no less!

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Parodies of The Brothers Karamazov

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My students on Anne Elliot in Persuasion

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Amanda Root as Anne Elliot in the 1995 film adaptation. Austen’s placement of Anne’s age at 27, and the fact that many students today are somewhat familiar with Austen’s earlier stuff before going to college, are two good reasons for the millennial generation to read and discuss this novel in college.  ~ pc yooniqimages

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Reading about food & drink #3: sugar, tea, and Cockaigne

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“The Peasant Wedding” (1567) by the Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Memories of Milton’s Paradise Lost

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Milton’s Satan and Eve are, in the words of Eva Brann, “the original moderns.” ~ pc pinterest

The Brothers Karamazov or The Magic Mountain?

Prompted by a faculty discussion over Great Books in the modern era, I drove home last night thinking about these two great novels together.  I loved reading them, and so the best answer, at least for me, is, “The Brothers Karamazov and The Magic Mountain.”  Still, it was a good exercise comparing them during my drive on the PCH and I-405.

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