Tagged Literature

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Joe Hill's "NOS4A2".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most sessions will take…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Joe Hill's "NOS4A2".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Joe Hill's "NOS4A2".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Yann Martel's "The Life of Pi".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Yann Martel's "The Life of Pi".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Art Spiegelman's powerful graphic novel  "Maus".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Art Spiegelman's powerful graphic novel  "Maus".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss John LeCarre's "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening.…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss John LeCarre's "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss P. D. Jame's "Death of an Expert Witness".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss P. D. Jame's "Death of an Expert Witness".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Markus Zuzak's "The Book Thief".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Markus Zuzak's "The Book Thief".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Mikhail Bulgakov's's "The Master and Margarita".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Mikhail Bulgakov's's "The Master and Margarita".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Joan Didion's "Slouching Towards Bethlehem".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books. To register and borrow a copy of the book, please…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Joan Didion's "Slouching Towards Bethlehem".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books. To register and borrow a…

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Sandra Cisnero's "The House on Mango Street".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books. To register and borrow a…

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Selections from the Literature Department.

Richard Holmes | This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

“Almost unfairly gifted both as a writer of living, luminous prose and as a tireless researcher” ( Time ), Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a knight in the Order of the…

Camille Paglia | Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

“At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily…

Mohsin Hamid | Exit West with Pankaj Mishra | Age of Anger: A History of the Present

“One of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” ( New York Times ), Mohsin Hamid is the author of Moth Smoke , a  New York Times  Notable Book of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist; the novel  The Reluctant…

James Rahn with Diane McKinney-Whetstone and Tom Teti | Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop

The founder and head of the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group for its nearly 30-year existence, James Rahn has made this venerable workshop one of America’s longest running and most prestigious. His eponymous memoir of the group details not…

Yiyun Li | Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life

In conversation with Carmen Machado, author of the forthcoming story collection Her Body and Other Parties . Yiyun Li’s “remarkable” ( The Washington Post ) debut fiction collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers , won the Frank…

Mark Danielewski | The Familiar Volume 4: Hades

Mark Danielewski is best known for his 2000 debut novel House of Leaves , a profoundly unconventional love story of terror, claustrophobia, and a house that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, and for the book’s unusual…

George Saunders | Lincoln in the Bardo*

Having garnered wide readership and critical praise for his surreal, darkly funny fiction, “it’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction” ( The Wall Street Journal…

Jason Rekulak | The Impossible Fortress

In conversation with comedian Doogie Horner Jason Rekulak is the publisher of Philadelphia-based Quirk Books, where he has overseen acquisition of a number of, well, very quirky books, including the no. 1 New York Times bestseller Miss…

Michael Chabon | Moonglow

Michael Chabon won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay , an epic story of New York adventure and possibility during the golden age of comic books. His ascent to literary stardom began with…

Wally Lamb | I’ll Take You There

“A maestro of orchestrating emotion” ( Elle ), Wally Lamb is the author of the novels She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True , both New York Times bestsellers and Oprah’s Book Club titles. In addition to penning many other works…

John Edgar Wideman | Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File

“One of America’s premier writers of fiction ( New York Times ), John Edgar Wideman was the first two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, for his novels  Sent for You Yesterday  and  Philadelphia Fire . His more than 20 other works…

Maria Semple | Today Will Be Different

Writers Guild Award nominee Maria Semple wrote for such watershed television shows as  Mad About You , Saturday Night Live , Ellen , and  Arrested Development . Her debut novel  This One Is Mine , an uncompromising portrait of Los…

Jodi Picoult | Small Great Things

“With a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships” (Boston Globe), Jodi Picoult has delivered no. 1 New York Times bestsellers that are renowned for marrying controversial topics with nuanced characters and…

Edward Sorel | Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 with Jules Feiffer | Cousin Joseph

“One of America’s foremost political satirists” ( New York Times ), illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist Edward Sorel has illustrated 41 covers for The New Yorker and has published pictorial essays and features in The Nation ,…

Francine Prose | Mister Monkey with Rabih Alameddine | The Angel of History

Francine Prose  is acclaimed for creating satirical worlds of absurd situations, sardonic humor, intelligence, compassion, and grief. An acclaimed novelist, critic, and essayist, she is the author of 16 novels, including the National…

Jennifer Weiner | Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

An “unlikely feminist enforcer” ( The New Yorker ), Jennifer Weiner is the beloved no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels that plumb life’s messiness with witty, relatable characters who face real…

Emma Donoghue | The Wonder

Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue is the author of the international bestseller Room , “a stirring portrait of a mother’s devotion” ( Toronto Star ) and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Her film screenplay for the novel’s screen…

Ann Patchett | Commonwealth with Jacqueline Woodson | Another Brooklyn

Ann Patchett’s many novels and nonfiction works have won some of writing’s highest awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for  Bel Canto , the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for  Taft , and the  New York Times…

Amor Towles | A Gentleman in Moscow with Nell Zink | Nicotine

Rules of Civility , a debut novel that “enchants on first reading and only improves on the second” ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ), marked Manhattan investment banker  Amor Towles’s  auspicious literary breakout. An elegant Fitzgerald-ian…

Colson Whitehead | The Underground Railroad

“Commanding a lush, poetic, mellifluous prose instrument” ( The Nation ) to turn a fantastical, satirical mirror on race and culture, Colson Whitehead  is the author of the acclaimed novels  The Intuitionist ,  John Henry Days , and…

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