The Literature of Life | Memoria PressThe first time I visited Albuquerque was in Not only did I demand the right to visit, I also pleaded with her to invite Anaya to lunch. I desperately wanted to meet him. Indeed I did. And as the plane began to descend, I did catch the reddish tint over the mountain range, which looked nothing like a watermelon slice — like the English translation of its Spanish name — but I understood.
LITERATURE - Charles Dickens
Literature to Life is a performance-based literacy program produced by The American Place Theatre that presents verbatim adaptations of significant American literary works and serves thousands of students and educators around the United States. Literature to Life develops the engagement and academic achievement of students in public schools by fostering personal connections to their classroom curriculum through four main components: 1 professional theatrical Stage Presentations of American literature, 2 in-class theater and literacy Residency workshops, and 3 The Living Library, and 4 Professional Development workshops. In a time in which arts education funding is severely threatened, "[The] American Place Theatre is helping to fill this critical gap with a celebration of distinctly American stories. APT reaches some 30, students annually. The majority are children growing up in poverty, often with no books at home.
Strouse celebrates the crafting of lists -- the frivolous, the sinister, the objectionable, the inspirational -- in both literature and life. All year long, I eagerly await the year-end lists of superlatives. I saw the report as part of a degenerate literary tradition of cataloging, indexing and registering. And I cross-reference Women with books that painstakingly index gambling debts, hangovers and menial jobs. Those writers all felt the influence of one of the greatest list makers: Dante. I discern in the author of The Divine Comedy the spirit of someone possessed by a scholastic frenzy for compartmentalizing, codifying and classifying.
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LITERATURE: Franz Kafka
Fall is officially here and it's quite possibly one of my favorite seasons for reading. Themed books, cozy reading sessions, and tons of new releases make fall one of the best times of year for book lovers. Nothing too scary, mind you, since I'm a giant baby when it comes to anything frightening. Here's what I plan on reading next month Rebecca Why it's on my list: Not exactly scary, Rebecca is described as a "classic tale of romantic suspense".