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  1. Happy Chinese New Year!

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    February 8, 2016 by Reader's Connection

          We have entered the Year of the Monkey. For the fourth year running,¬†Xiaolin Lin of the Lawrence Library has written a review in Chinese, of a Chinese…


  2. How did your blogger know that Truman Capote would never finish Answered Prayers?

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    January 28, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    I read George Eliot’s Middlemarch in 1972. In that wonderful novel, Dorothea Brooke marries The Reverend Edward Casaubon, in the hope of sharing his intellectual life, but (SPOILER ALERT) Casaubon…


  3. A lovely day in Paris, a mysterious Irish past–and I found it all in a refrigerator.

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    January 19, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Anne Korkeakivi is the wife of a human-rights lawyer with the United Nations. She has lived in France and Finland, and as of 2012 lived in Switzerland. Perhaps it’s no…


  4. Origins of the Dream

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    January 15, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Last year on Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day, I linked to Danez Smith’s poem, “Dinosaurs in the Hood,” on my wildly personal theory that King would have liked it.…


  5. In a just city, would robots be treated as slaves?

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    December 31, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    In Jo Walton’s 2014 novel The Just City, the goddess Athene decides to see what would happen if a new city were set up along the rules that Plato put…


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