Can selfish motives result in positive action?

Title

Empathy

Author

Stallings, A.E.

Type

Reading

Overview

The winner of many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, American poet and translator A.E. Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia, and Oxford, U.K. In 1999 she emigrated to Athens, Greece,…

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Title

Old Woman Magoun

Author

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

Type

Reading

Overview

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman began writing in the 1880s. Much of her work concerns the daily realities of life in the provincial New England towns of that era. She is valued today for her insight into the…

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Title

Cutting Up an Ox

Author

Tzu, Chuang

Type

Reading

Overview

Little is known about the life of Chuang-Tzu, a renowned and influential Chinese Taoist philosopher who lived during the fourth century BCE. He is believed to have been from the town of Meng and to…

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Title

A Visit of Charity

Author

Welty, Eudora

Type

Reading

Overview

One of the most celebrated writers of the American South, Eudora Welty was born in 1899 in Jackson, Mississippi, where she lived for most of her life. Her first published volume of short stories—the…

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Title

Salvation

Author

Hughes, Langston

Type

Reading

Overview

Langston Hughes' poetry and plays emerged during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, while Hughes himself held jobs that varied from cook to seaman to English teacher, and that took him as far…

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