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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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On Chesil Beach: A Novel by Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach: A Novel

lmoore07, July 6, 2007

Neither McEwan's most compelling work nor a particularly engaging story; yet, with an extremely simple plot, McEwan's deftness with detail and language nevertheless draws the reader into the story and allows them to feel empathy for the awkwardness and distance between this newly married couple.
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The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel

lmoore07, July 6, 2007

Desai does a beautiful job of weaving stories of India, the immigrant's experience, a troubling legacy of colonialism and the challenges of assimilation. She shows the presence of a third world within the first world (U.S.), while exploring the subtleties of status, class and nationality. Not only a touching story, but also a timely and critical inquiry into our increasingly interconnected world.
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