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The power of translation

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Translating works of literature into another language is powerful. It opens up various communities to the book, poetry, play, essay, whatever the piece may be. It allows for new, varied perspectives for intermingling with and understanding the text. It offers different ways in. And, yes, translation is political. All writing is political. Novels are political. […]

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Earth’s future is uninhabitable

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I feel like I’ve just come back from a long trip to the future, and returned, and I’m stricken. I finished reading “The Uninhabitable Earth: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think” by David Wallace-Wells in the New York Magazine. This long-form essay on potential futures of climate change is a must-read. […]

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Collecting canned food through a common love

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Literature brings people together at Will Read for Food by Marlena Chertock, December 1, 2010 Students could bring donated food during this year’s Will Read for Food Event and read from their favorite author or writer. This year, the group raised 180 cans for the homeless. Photo by Molly Carey. What’s a place to enjoy a […]