Archive for 'Art and Literature'

Report from the field: Senior Scholar Karen Offen

Karen Offen, PhD Recent highlights from one of the Clayman Institute’s Senior Scholars, Karen Offen. Offen has returned from Amsterdam, where she’s been elected to the multi-national Bureau (Executive Board) of the International Committee on the Historical Sciences/Comité International des Sciences Historiques (ICHS/CISH), as part of a slate that will serve for five years.

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Remembering the Great American novelist

Shelley Fisher Fishkin With 2010 marking the centennial of Mark Twain’s death, editor Shelley Fisher Fishkin has put together a fascinating and diverse anthology of essays and remembrances by an international cast of writers paying tribute to one of the best known and loved American authors of all time in “The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works.”

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The lower depths

Valerie MinerAlain Mabanckou’s river of consciousness novel, “Broken Glass,’’ examines the colonial heritage and current social (dis)order experienced by people in his native Congo. Mabanckou, a high velocity, much vaunted author who has published five books of poetry and seven novels since 1995.

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