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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Don has read 14 books toward his goal of 75 books.
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“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

Joseph Conrad

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
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Notes on "The Death of Hector" and the Greek concept of arete are located here. (I'll stop reminding you of this soon enough) 

This link contains an electronic text version of Antigone that will be useful for incorporating sources in your analysis of the play. An inventive, motivated person might even be tempted to compare different versions of the play for analysis of language, etc.

Lostapalooza begins Thursday night in Room 14. We will be watching, over the next three weeks, Season two of Lost on the big screen. Feel free to bring homework; we'll leave a light on to get some work done. Snacks are fine as well.  

Week One   A la carte– individual food items Abate– to diminish, lessen in intensity Abeyance– temporary break, or stopping Abject–brought low in condition or status; wretched Abjure– to renounce or give up rights or loyalty Abrade– to erode Abscond–to depart in secrecy, usually for evil purposes Abstruse— hard to understand, hidden Accede–to give one’s […]

The notes for feminist literary criticism are located here .