Is your sense of individual identity ever in conflict with your community? How?

Title

The Porcupine’s Dilemma

Author

Schopenhauer, Arthur

Type

Reading

Overview

Nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote extensively on motivation, desire, and the relationship between the individual and society. Sometimes called “the philosopher of…

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Title

Recitatif

Author

Morrison, Toni

Type

Reading

Overview

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's powerful short story about the relationship between two girls over many years traces the subtle differences that both drive and separate us. Some of the social class…

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Title

The Guest

Author

Camus, Albert

Type

Reading

Overview

Albert Camus, Nobel Prize winner and the first major writer to come out of modern North Africa, has here written a short story of ambiguous morality. Readers are left to interpret the shades of moral…

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Title

In Those Years

Author

Rich, Adrienne

Type

Reading

Overview

Poet Adrienne Rich was one of the most popular poets of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. During her career, Rich published more than sixteen volumes of poetry and five of critical prose.…

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Title

I Don’t Like Girls

Author

Linzy, Essie

Type

Video

Overview

Essie Linzy’s poem, “I Don’t Like Girls” was performed at the 2011 Louder than a Bomb slam poetry festival in Chicago. Louder than a Bomb is the largest teen slam poetry festival…

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