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"The Gold Eaters" paints a vivid picture of 16th-century Peru, with convincing perspectives from both the Spanish and the native side. But despite its accomplished tone of historical realism, as a novel it is somewhat lacking in plot depth and character maturity.
Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall ’84 recently published “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,” in which she posits that dark matter caused a comet impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
"The Big Green Tent" is not a book one may quickly breeze through, but Ulitskaya’s epic will reward patience, a love of literature, and an eye for detail with a brutally stark portrait of her homeland’s darkest years.
New York Times bestselling author Soman S. Chainani ’01 shared his experiences as a writer and discussed his children’s fantasy trilogy “The School For Good and Evil” on Tuesday during a Folklore and Mythology class.
In her novel "War, so much War," the late Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda successfully weaves an intricate allegorical examination of evil, both beautiful and disturbing, without the simplistic moralizing of many fairy tales.
"The Japanese Lover" crafts characters that are profoundly compelling in their complex struggle to value love despite forces—youth and age, proximity and distance, society and self—beyond their control.
A clown towers on stilts, abstract flames like tufts of fur lick buildings, and a gang of piranhas swarms a car. In Sheila Alvarado’s graphic novel adaptation of Daniel Alarcón’s “City of Clowns,” bizarre images accompany an equally surreal storyline.
Joyce Carol Oates read passages of her new memoir, The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age, and then participated in a Q&A session with the Cambridge community at First Parish Church last Monday.
Amy Cohn interviews Joyce Carol Oates on her second memoir, "The Lost Landscape."