What does it mean to be alone?

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

An Unanswered Question

Author

Mueller, Lisel

Type

Reading

Overview

German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended the University…

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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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Title

Musée des Beaux Arts

Author

Auden, W. H.

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in York, England in 1907, poet W.H. Auden was a major figure in the Modernist movement. International in interests and temperament, Auden traveled widely throughout his life, moving to New York…

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Title

Inniskeen Road: July Evening

Author

Kavanagh, Patrick

Type

Reading

Overview

Patrick Kavanagh was born and buried in Inniskeen, Ireland, where he had planned to become a farmer until one of his early poems was published in The Irish Weekly Independent. Arriving near…

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