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The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

by Homer

The Art of Homage 1

Homage is a way of acknowledging our forbearers, to celebrate where we came from by updating the past, calling back to it, poking fun at it, challenging it, embracing it, adoring it.

The Problem With Summer Reading 35

Summer reading assignments and reading quizzes and book reports don’t teach our students how to be readers. They teach them that reading is a school-centered activity. That it is a chore. That they aren’t good at it if they can’t remember insignificant plot points. These assignments set students up to cheat, or to fail, and always to regard reading as a drag.

"Sing for our time, too." 0

The Memory That Never Was: Joshua Foer's Moonwalking With Einstein 1

Given enough time, all science writing—no matter how casually or clinically it is presented—winds up being wrong. Likewise, any work of participatory journalism that finds the undertaking more interesting than the author is bound for obscurity.

Horton Hears a Who! as Political Theater 2

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