What makes a good gift?

Title

A Work of Art

Author

Warner, Sylvia

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Reading

Overview

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was born in England but enjoyed tremendous popularity among American audiences by way of The New Yorker, which published over a hundred of her short stories.…

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Town Office

Author

Holmes, Edward

Type

Reading

Overview

Edward Holmes, a writer and English professor at the University of Maine, sets up the perfect philanthropic conundrum in "Town Office." His story begins with Phil Ackerman, a new selectman…

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Title

Some Food We Could Not Eat

Author

Hyde, Lewis

Type

Reading

Overview

In his book, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde, a literary critic and translator of Spanish poetry, focuses on creative power and the notion of art as a gift—both…

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Title

Reb Yozifl and the Contractor

Author

Aleichem, Sholom

Type

Reading

Overview

Sholom Aleichem is sometimes referred to as the "Jewish Mark Twain." Born in 1859, he grew up in Jewish settlements in what is now Ukraine. Aleichem wrote with great humor, wit and wisdom…

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Title

Historia de un Letrero (The History of a Sign)

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Video

Overview

In 2008, this five-minute video was selected by the National Film Board of Canada as the best of over 650 entries submitted to the Short Films Corner of the Cannes Film Festival. Director Alonso Alvarez…

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