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

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please, thank you

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Reading

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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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Sitting with the Dead

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Reading

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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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Close Encounter of the Human Kind

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Reading

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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…

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Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

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Image

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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" is…

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Musée des Beaux Arts

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Reading

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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…