Knowledge and Uncertainty

Title

Daisies

Author

Oliver, Mary

Type

Reading

Overview

The winner of many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Mary Oliver (b. 1935) is a popular American poet whose lyric poems contemplate the beauty of nature and the place of human beings in…

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Title

Needle Biopsy

Author

Updike, John

Type

Reading

Overview

John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1932. He is the author of 22 novels (including the famous Rabbit series), fifteen books of short fiction, seven collections of…

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Title

Nuit of the Living Dead

Author

Sedaris, David

Type

Reading

Overview

Award-winning humorist David Sedaris is a well-known author, playwright, and commentator for National Public Radio. This essay, from his popular book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,…

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Title

Three Questions

Author

Tolstoy, Leo

Type

Reading

Overview

What if there were a way to be certain so one would "never stray in any matter"? Leo Tolstoy—one of the giants of 19th century Russian literature—begins his story with three questions…

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