How do we respond to the suffering of others? How would we like others to respond to our own?

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

please, thank you

Author

Gilb, Dagoberto

Type

Reading

Overview

Hailing from Los Angeles, California and El Paso, Texas, Dagoberto Gilb has been publishing stories and novels since the mid-eighties. His collections of short stories include The Magic of Blood…

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Title

Sitting with the Dead

Author

Trevor, William

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in County Cork, Ireland in 1928, celebrated fiction writer William Trevor was educated at University College, Dublin, and worked as a sculptor, teacher and copywriter before turning full-time to…

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Title

Close Encounter of the Human Kind

Author

Verghese, Abraham

Type

Reading

Overview

Raised in Ethiopia in an Indian family, Abraham Verghese emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. He established himself as a noted physician and author, launching the program in the Theory and Practice…

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Title

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

Author

Breughel, Pieter

Type

Image

Overview

Sixteenth-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel, whose two sons were also artists, is known for his panoramic landscapes and genre paintings of peasant life. "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus"…

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