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Dante's Divine Comedy: Purgatorio

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

The course focuses on Purgatorio, the second of the three cantiche of Dante’s the Divine Comedy. Having been led through Hell by his poetic idol Virgil, through whom Dante has learned in the most graphic fashion the true nature of sin, Virgil now guides Dante on the arduous climb up the mount of Purgatory on which the potentially saved...

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Spies in the Family

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

At the height of Cold War tensions between the US and the USSR, the Americans had a secret weapon — a Soviet double agent who rose to the rank of general and passed intelligence which most likely averted a nuclear showdown. Codenamed TOPHAT, Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov was a World War II hero turned military intelligence officer who volunteered his...

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A Poetics Of Noticing: Poetry Of/On/From Work

at The Poetry Project - East Village 232 E 11th St, New York, New York 10003

“Sorry for the shameless self-promotion!” Together we will consider in/visible and un/compensated work, noting how an infrastructure of free labor undergirds our contemporary poetry community.  You will be provided with activities and writing prompts oriented toward a poetics of noticing: who makes our poetry possible? and then: who makes...

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5 sessions

Book Release Celebration: Food Swap

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Contemporary food swaps evolved out of hip DIY food culture: as more home cooks experiment with preserving, gardening, and baking, they often end up with overwhelming quantities of their wares. Food swaps bring a community of such cooks together to barter their lovingly crafted goods with one another – and there’s one in...

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The Literature of Incarceration

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, Toni Morrison is not only a powerful novelist but one of the most important American literary figures of the 20th century, producing incisive scholar- ship, literary criticism, and analyses of contemporary race relations. We examine her contributions to each of these fields. We also consider the specific...

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16 sessions

By the Book In Brief: Summer Reading Discussions

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Come together to discuss two thought-provoking stories: Etched in Sand (a memoir by Long Islander, Regina Calcaterra) and Still Life with Bread Crumbs (a novel by Anna Quindlen). Please read Etched in Sand before the first class.

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2 sessions

The Woman Rebel: Revolutionary Politics, Rollicking

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Imagine you are at a party with the anarchist Emma Goldman, the dancer Isadora Duncan and the women’s health pioneer Margaret Sanger. Two things are probably true: you are at Mabel Dodge’s celebrated Wednesday Night Salon, and Marcel Duchamp is swinging from the chandelier. When Dodge began her salon in 1912, she claimed, “every...

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Introduction to Latin American Literature

at Easy Español - Murray Hill 10 E 39 St Ste 1126, New York, New York 10018

The Introduction to Latin American Literature Course is an opportunity for the student to acquaint themselves with Latin America society through its literature. The goal of this course is to enable each student to acquire the skills necessary for the enjoyment and interpretation of literary and cultural issues in a foreign language.Students will become...

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6 sessions

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Euny Hong: The Birth of Korean Cool

at The Korea Society - Midtown East 950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

Author Euny Hong discusses her first nonfiction book, The Birth of Korean Cool, which mixes stories from her childhood in Korea with in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews with government officials and cultural icons. The result is an entertaining look at how South Korea made an unprecedented leap into the 21st century to become a global...

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Strays: A Lost Cat and A Homeless Man...

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Strays: A Lost Cat and A Homeless Man and Their Journey Across America Join journalist Britt Collins as she shares from her new book Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man and their Journey Across America. Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other. Michael King lives in a UPS loading...

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The Samsung Way: Corporate Book Event

at The Korea Society - Midtown East 950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

A bestseller in Korea, with over 100,000 copies sold, The Samsung Way reveals the management principles driving one of the world’s most innovative Korean companies. Having conducted over 80 interviews with senior Samsung executives, Dr. Jaeyong Song discusses the compelling transformation of Samsung from a low-cost original equipment manufacturer...

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Book Launch: The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Fact-checking and plagiarism are making headlines yet again. What better time than now to consider getting facts right? Come celebrate the publication of The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, a new book by Brainery teacher Brooke Borel. The guide is perfect for: Journalism students, newsrooms, freelancers, authors, publishers, documentarians,...

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Assia Djebar: Fiction, Feminism, and Anti-Nationalism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

When she died in February 2015, Assia Djebar–novelist, translator, and filmmaker–left behind a all the richness of her artistic invention: languages of adventurous sensory exploration, loss, longing, exile, feminist experiment, and political resistance.  Despite her virtuosic range, she appeared in Algerian President Bouteflika’s remembrance...

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4 sessions

City as Stage: Performance Art in New York

at Think Olio - Gowanus 68 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Executed daily over the period of one month, Vito Acconci followed a randomly selected stranger through the streets of the city until he or she entered a private location, culminating in a work he titled Following Piece (1969). Standing on the streets of New York City with her feet frozen in blocks of ice and playing a violin duet with her pre-recorded...

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In Vindication of Jack: A Radical Feminist’s

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

In Vindication of Jack: A Radical Feminist’s Celebration of Kerouac’s On the Road First published in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s iconic and celebrated autobiographical novel, On the Road inspired a generation of rebels and writers to buck the system in search of greater meaning and authenticity.  Cited by many critics as one of the most important...

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