Book reviews

Roman Satire: the Satires of Q. Horatius Flaccus and the Satires of D. Junius Juvenalis

The Romans sometimes get grief for “copying” everything from other cultures. The Romans were masters at taking what worked from different cultures they encountered, adopting it, and adapting it to Roman use.

Book Review: The Millionaire and the Bard - Andrea Mays

Andrea Mays in The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio examines Folger and his mania.

Book Review: Shakespeare by Mark van Doren

Mark van Doren’s Shakespeare is a sensitive, enthusiastic, and insightful collection of short essays on Shakespeare’s plays and his poetry first published in 1939.

Shakespeare On Film: Hamlet

As dramatic pieces, the works of Shakespeare are best experienced in performance, not the page. Here are just a few productions of Hamlet on film, available for checkout from the Library.

Book Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is the kind of novel you get when non-Western storytelling traditions and sensibilities use the quintessentially Western cultural tools and structures of Science Fiction.

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