Behind the Bookcase

Behind the Bookcase, Week 12: The Guide by R. K. Narayan

  After all these years, I still believe with Lauren Myracle that the development of empathy is one of literature’s crowning achievements.  I believe with J. K. Rowling that imagination is an extraordinary gift: “Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other 

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Behind the Bookcase, Week 9: Gender and Nature

“I don’t like our room a bit. I wanted one downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings! but John would not hear of it.  He said there was only one window and not room for two beds, and no near room for him 

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