How does a person learn compassion?

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September 1, 1939

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W. H. Auden was one of the literary giants of the twentieth century. His poems, plays, and essays, written in everyday language, are full of his favorite themes: religion, politics,…

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A Small, Good Thing

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Reading

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Raymond Carver was an American short story writer and poet in the late 20th century whose famous works include “Cathedral” and “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,”…

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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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The Lamb and the Pinecone

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Reading

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Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971 and was active in political and social causes. "The Lamb and the Pinecone" comes from…

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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…