Reading and walking is a skill all book lovers have mastered.
nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order
I HATE THIS TEXT POSTI read this to my boyfriend and he’s been like this for the last five minutes…
Do you really want to live in a world where you have scroll through 196 countries to find yours?!
a japanese company is about to start selling eye glasses based on type design.
this is a dream come true.
This is the single most important invention of 2014. No question about it.
I want it
Anonymous said: How was Caporino's Literature of the Holocaust class and Narayan's Studies in Literature I class? I'm taking both in the fall and I'm really curuous. Thanks! xxx
I really liked them both! Honestly, Caporino isn’t as challenging as Narayan. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had Narayan, but she has some kind of mind reading power and can tell if you hadn’t read the night before, so watch out. Narayan goes over text very closely, and goes over the entire plot of the novel you’re reading during class, which some people in the lit program have complained about, but I found it really helpful.
The Studies in Literature class is focused on autobiographies. From what I can recall, we read Moments of Being by Virginia Woolf, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, and Roussaeu’s Confessions. I loved everything except Confessions, which is 700 pages (if you weren’t aware), and the most boring thing I’ve ever read. It took up weeks of the class when I wish we focused more on Virginia Woolf and Gilman. But that is my only complaint about that class. The readings aren’t too much to handle, but it’s definitely not light. Although when I was taking Narayan’s and Caporino’s class, I was also taking a fiction class and a class with Schlesinger, so the reading added up.
The reading in Lit of the Holocaust was great. From what I can remember, we read Night by Elie Weisel, The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman, Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi, and A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal, which were all really great. We also read a bunch of poetry and short stories from an anthology. The class itself wasn’t challenging; the reading assignments were generally light. Caporino will want to go over Anti-semitism way further back than before World War II, so that takes up a lot of the class, but she shows a lot of interesting documentaries. I feel like Caporino’s lectures went off topic and it sometimes took so much longer to get through a book than expected. She also assigns an end-of-semester Power Point presentation that seems extremely trivial. One thing that was really great is that a couple that survived Bergen-Belsen and got together after liberation came and spoke to our class. http://thatandhope.tumblr.com/post/19349427928/this-wonderful-and-inspirational-jewish-couple
Overall, I think you’ll have a good semester. It was one of my favorites at Purchase. I can’t believe that semester was over two years ago. I hope you’re enjoying Purchase, anon!
How does one manage to keep a full time job and be a writer and have a social life and remember to pay the car payment/rent/insurance/cell phone/credit card bill and have a significant other and eat and get dressed and take showers and get enough sleep and exercise and remember everyone’s damn birthday and read books and squeeze in Orange is the New Black?
Keep writing every day. That novel isn’t going to write itself.
In exactly two months I will be here.