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Reading Between the Lines

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The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - Brendan Pelsue.
Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie.
The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read "Macbeth"? - Brendan Pelsue.
Why should you read James Joyce's "Ulysses"? - Sam Slote.
Why should you read Virgil's "Aeneid"? - Mark Robinson.
Why should you read Virginia Woolf? - Iseult Gillespie.
The myth of Cupid and Psyche - Brendan Pelsue.
Why should you read Tolstoy's "War and Peace"? - Brendan Pelsue.
How did Dracula become the world's most famous vampire? - Stanley Stepanic.
The myth of Icarus and Daedalus - Amy Adkins.
Does "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" have a hidden message? - David B. Parker.
Everything you need to know to read "Frankenstein" - Iseult Gillespie.
Everything you need to know to read Homer's "Odyssey" - Jill Dash.
How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler.
What makes something "Kafkaesque"? - Noah Tavlin.
The evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss.
The poet who painted with his words - Geneviève Emy.
The controversial origins of the Encyclopedia - Addison Anderson.
How science fiction can help predict the future - Roey Tzezana.
The science behind the myth: Homer's "Odyssey" - Matt Kaplan.
What "Orwellian" really means - Noah Tavlin.
A poetic experiment: Walt Whitman, interpreted by three animators - Justin Moore.
Why tragedies are alluring - David E. Rivas.
What's the definition of comedy? Banana. - Addison Anderson.
Mining literature for deeper meanings - Amy E. Harter.
A host of heroes - April Gudenrath.
What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler.
An anti-hero of one's own - Tim Adams.
The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield.
How fiction can change reality - Jessica Wise.
Insults by Shakespeare.
On reading the Koran - Lesley Hazleton.
The myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read "One Hundred Years of Solitude"? - Francisco Díez-Buzo.
Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples.
Everything you need to know to read “The Canterbury Tales” - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read "Don Quixote"? - Ilan Stavans.
Why should you read "Waiting For Godot"? - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451”? - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler? - Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey.
What “Machiavellian” really means - Pazit Cahlon and Alex Gendler.
Titan of terror: the dark imagination of H.P. Lovecraft - Silvia Moreno-García.
Why should you read “Crime and Punishment”? - Alex Gendler.
Why should you read "Hamlet"? - Iseult Gillespie.
Infinity according to Jorge Luis Borges - Ilan Stavans.
Romance and revolution: The poetry of Pablo Neruda - Ilan Stavans.
Why should you read “Kafka on the Shore”? - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read “Midnight’s Children”? - Iseult Gillespie.
Why should you read “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy? - Laura Wright.
Why should you read Dante’s “Divine Comedy”? - Sheila Marie Orfano.
Why should you read “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding? - Jill Dash.
Why should you read “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan? - Sheila Marie Orfano.
Why should you read “Dune” by Frank Herbert? - Dan Kwartler.
Why should you read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”? - Yen Pham.
The epic of Gilgamesh, the king who tried to conquer death - Soraya Field Fiorio.

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