Many pages of Jesse Ball’s new novel, Silence Once Begun, are open and airy with blank space. But to dismiss the brief book as insubstantial would do this intriguing narrative a disservice. Rather, as in poetry, Ball writes as if the spaces and silences are just as important as the […]Read more ›
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“Reading is sometimes thought of as a form of escapism, and it’s a common turn of phrase to speak of getting lost in a book. But a book can also be where one finds oneself,” writes Rebecca Mead, in her new memoir, biography and literary homage, My Life in Middlemarch. […]Read more ›
This past month, many Wellesley College students were disturbed by the apparent sight of a near-naked man sleepwalking just outside of their dormitories. Fortunately, he was just a hyperrealistic sculpture; Wellesley’s Davis Museum had installed a work by contemporary artist Tony Matelli to publicize an exhibition to controversial effect. In […]Read more ›
In 1923, an uncommonly talented young poet named Kathryn Irene Glascock—already published in Vanity Fair and Poetry—passed away soon after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. The same year, the college’s Department of English established the Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition to honor her memory, enabled by a gift from her parents. […]Read more ›
Q: How did you become involved with Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith? What kind of issues and views are expressed in this anthology, and why is a book like this important? A: One of the co-editors, Erin Lane, and I met through mutual friends at a […]Read more ›
Few South Hadley businesses are so central to the Mount Holyoke student experience as the Odyssey Bookshop. From buying or renting textbooks and art supplies, to attending events at which our professors speak, we support a local business which in turn, supports us. This weekend, the Odyssey Bookshop will celebrate […]Read more ›