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Title

A Story about the Body

Author

Hass, Robert

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Reading

Overview

Robert Hass is an American poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995-1997. In his short parable, "A Story about the Body," a young composer falls in love with an older…

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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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Title

A Small, Good Thing

Author

Carver, Raymond

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Reading

Overview

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,” and…

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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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Title

The Gift

Author

Parker, Ian

Type

Reading

Overview

British writer Ian Parker lives in New York and writes for the New Yorker. "The Gift" is the true story of Zell Kravinsky, a real-estate mogul and philanthropist who liquidated his real-estate…

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