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Jul 29, 15

Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative journey to find a man named Kurtz who has lost his mind in the African jungle. It is a journey into inner space; a metaphorical investigation into the turbid waters of the human soul. It is a political journey into the dark heart of European colonialism. It is a nightmare journey, into horror. It is a journey to nowhere, set on a boat lying motionless and at anchor on the river Thames, which also “has been one of the dark places on the earth”.

Jul 09, 15

A humbling reminder that self-righteousness is the greatest enemy of compassion and judging another human being's private struggle is a disgrace to our own.

Jun 10, 15

For all avid readers who have been self-medicating with great books their entire lives, it comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for your mental health and your relationships with others, but exactly why and how is now becoming clearer, thanks to new research on reading’s effects on the brain.

Dec 30, 14

Poetry read by actors, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sep 04, 13

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has printable handbooks for many of Shakespeare's plays. "Each of our entirely original teacher handbooks includes active, engaging teaching activities, 400 years of critical thinking, synopses, and much more. Teaching activities—all aligned with the Common Core State Standards—are designed to draw upon some of the same practices and techniques that actors use in the rehearsal process to break open Shakespeare's challenging language."

Aug 04, 13

All of Shakespeare's sonnets with descriptive commentary. Also sonnets by Spenser, Sidney, Drayton, Wyatt, and others

Jul 17, 13

Thomas C. Foster refers to this article in the preface to How to Read Novels Like a Professor. It might be interesting to have students read it and respond to it.

Jul 17, 13

Thomas C. Foster mentions this essay in the preface to How to Read Novels Like a Professor. It might be interesting to have students read it and respond to it.

Feb 01, 13

A great collection of ekphrastic poetry and the art that inspired it.

Jan 26, 13

Audible.com gathers together a list of essential audio books. My wishlist is huge after looking through this wonderful list.

Jan 02, 13

Professor Robin Bates shares insights about literature—how it connects to our lives today, and how it is relevant for understanding ourselves.

Sep 02, 12

"1524 N. Campbell." This house is the inspiration for 4006 Mango Street, where Esperanza lives in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Aug 31, 12

Flavorwire's list of writers whose work was more obscure and less appreciated in the nineteenth century, when they lived, than at present.

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