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It was very early and there were only two law students in the gym. The undergraduates preferred to come later in the day. The law students came early. They had the gym to themselves.
It’s official: the College’s top administrator has started a book club.
Once a month, a group of ten to 20 people push the shelves in the left room of the Harvard Book Store to make space for their discussion. They’ve just finished reading a book for the month’s meeting. The regulars exchange glances as they look around at the new faces.
Alex S. Jones, left, and Thomas E. Patterson present the Goldsmith Book Prize awards to Kevin Arceneaux and Jaron Lanier for their books on partisan media and the effect of technology on society, respectively.
Members of the Committee for Undergraduate Education considered four proposals to improve the academic experience at the College during a meeting Wednesday, including one to extend the pass/fail deadline further into the semester.
Author Susan Minot speaks at the Harvard Bookstore about her newest novel, Thirty Girls. Her latest novel tells the stories of Esther, a Ugandan teenager and Jane, an American Journalist.
While Isaac's thread in "All Our Names" is original and powerful, Helen and her emotionally stunted commentary on the empathetic Isaac are entirely unnecessary and detract from an ingeniously crafted narrative of compassion and cruelty set during the last gasps of the postcolonial period.
There are a few things that everyone, regardless of creed, thinks to be evil, and near the top of this short list is PowerPoint. So it is no surprise that, when Lucifer Morningstar—otherwise known as Satan—appears in struggling writer Billy Ridgeway’s living room, the Devil’s proposition is presented in slideshow format.
It’s hard to dislike a book when its prose is vividly illustrative—embellished just enough to color a scene in an imaginative way, yet crisp enough to not get caught up in unnecessary ornamentation. But British author Tessa Hadley’s latest book, “Clever Girl,” proves that beautiful prose itself isn’t enough to elevate a book from good to extraordinary.
This past Friday, author Susan Minot came to the Harvard Book Store to read from "Thirty Girls," her newest novel. The book was inspired by the true story of 139 girls who were kidnapped from a Ugandan boarding school by the Lord's Resistance Army.
The Harvard Bookstore's Harvard Book Circle began in 2008 and meets monthly.