A Sentimental Education

Posted on September 14, 2023
Image: AARN GIRI/Unsplash; THR illustration.

The literature classroom is an unusually fit environment in which to pursue “the deepening and sharpening of emotional powers.”

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The Weimar Mood

Posted on September 12, 2023
Image: Boys use German mark notes to make a kite during the hyperinflation of 1923; THR illustration/Ullstein.

Listening for those voices from the deep.

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Paging Dr. Bot

Posted on September 7, 2023
Image: THR illustration/Shutterstock.

Reconstituting the totality of a person knowing only the “parts” of his or her mind is equally nonsensical.

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Means of Ascent

Posted on September 6, 2023
Image: Left: President John F. Kennedy lands for a visit to the Western states in 1962; right: President Joe Biden ascends Air Force One’s shorter staircase en route to Arizona, 2023; Alamy Stock Photos.

The president and the humble staircase: a short survey.

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Border Crossings

Posted on August 31, 2023
Image: Island fortress of Gaztelugatxeko Doniene, Basque Country, Spain, photograph by Eduardo Casajús Gorostiaga/Unsplash.

When translation becomes a part of the art of fiction.

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