When I give, what do I expect in return? What do I receive?

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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Some Food We Could Not Eat

Author

Hyde, Lewis

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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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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

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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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The Lamb and the Pinecone

Author

Neruda, Pablo

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Reading

Overview

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 an interview with Robert…

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