Genevra Sforza (ca. 1441-1507) lived her long life near the apex of Italian Renaissance society, as wife of two successive de facto rulers of Bologna: Sante Bentivoglio then Giovanni II Bentivoglio. This book explores both her life story and misogynistic legends about the supposed destruction of Bologna and the Bentivoglio.
This Is Not My Home is the first children’s book from Eugenia Yoh, BFA ’22, and Vivienne Chang, an economics and strategy student at Olin Business School. It’s a story of a young girl coming to grips with a family’s move from Taiwan.
Engaging with scholarship on the romance novel, Lynne Tatlock examines the transmission, diffusion, and literary survival of “Jane Eyre” in the German-speaking territories and the significance and effects thereof, 1848-1918.
Vivienne Chang and Eugenia Yoh met back in 2018 at a Washington University hotpot party hosted by the Taiwanese Students Organization. The two students soon learned, not surprisingly, they both loved the food, culture and people of Taiwan, where they both had family. They also discovered another, more unusual passion – children’s books. Their debut book, “This is Not My Home,” was released in January.
The first book of poetry by Matthias Göritz to be available in English, in a translation by a renowned writer Very few books of poetry by contemporary German writers are available to English-speaking readers. In “Colonies of Paradise,” acclaimed poet and translator Mary Jo Bang introduces the poems of novelist, poet and translator Matthias Göritz, […]
Mary Bartling’s website on banned books aims to help us become better readers and better global citizens.
John Griswold, a staff writer at the Common Reader, a publication of Washington University, has published a new book, “The Age of Clear Profit: Essays on Home and the Narrow Road.” He will have an event at Left Bank Books Oct. 10.
Unique essays that look for stillness at the center of a life while confronting chaos in our era at home and abroad At age fifty, when many hope to slow down, and what’s left, as the poet Kobayashi Issa once wrote, is “clear profit,” John Griswold was starting over–again–in a position he had worked decades […]
A panoramic and accessible guide to one of the most celebrated—and controversial—authors of the 20th centuryPhilip Roth was one of the most prominent, controversial, and prolific American writers of his generation. By the time of his death in 2018, he had won the Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards, and three PEN/Faulkner Awards. In “Understanding Philip […]
All the Flowers Kneeling, the debut poetry collection of Paul Tran, MFA ’19, takes readers on a transformative ride.