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Posts Tagged: metamorphoses

Still Wouldst Thou Sing: Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

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Figures from antiquity—those masks of learned, privileged poets—are rendered utterly contemporary, down to earth.

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What to Read When You’re Trying to Hold Your Selves Together

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Irena Yamboliev shares a reading list to celebrate LOOKING WAS NOT ENOUGH.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jane Alison

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Jane Alison discusses her autobiographical novel, Nine Island, the value of truth in fiction, and unsubscribing from romantic love.

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The End of Literature

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The rapid rise of “trigger warnings” is starting to impact literature curriculums. For instance, Columbia University students lobbied to include warnings on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a core text in Western Literature syllabi. Columbia refused to include warnings, but essentially capitulated by expunging the text from its curriculum entirely. Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita were […]

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