Posts Tagged ‘ literature ’

What the Ancient Greeks teach us

The value of Athenian tragedy in an age of anxiety.

Source: What the Ancient Greeks teach us

Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson, Fracking, and #MeToo in Environmentalism

Rachel Carson at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Photo by Edwin Bray, 1951.

Sandra Steingraber discusses Rachel Carson and her literary talents, criticism of Silent Spring, the gender politics of environmental science, the documentary Unfractured, fracking in New York and Romania, and the new Library of America collection she edited.

Source: Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson, Fracking, and #MeToo in Environmentalism

Sarah Schulman Publishing Triangle Award Speech

Read Sarah Schulman’s acceptance speech from the 2018 Publishing Triangle Awards, where she accepted the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Source: Sarah Schulman Publishing Triangle Award Speech

Feminize Your Canon: Violette Leduc

VIOLETTE LEDUC.

“She is an extraordinary woman,” Jean Genet would tell people. “She is crazy, ugly, cheap, and poor, but she has a lot of talent.”

Source: Feminize Your Canon: Violette Leduc

Dorothy Allison: Tender to the Bone – Guernica

Dorothy Allison, 2002.

The acclaimed author on working-class anger and the glory in literature.

Source: Dorothy Allison: Tender to the Bone – Guernica

From philosophy to psychoanalysis: a classic Freudian move | Aeon Essays

Freud’s glasses at the Freud Museum, London. Photo by Dukas Presseagentur/Alamy

Source: From philosophy to psychoanalysis: a classic Freudian move | Aeon Essays

Bob Dylan 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature – YouTube