Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi called for greater investments in culture and education, in addition to national security, to stabilize current political and economic unrest in Europe on Thursday.
"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.
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.
By subduing his satire, Houellebecq encourages his audience to submit to his theoretical world, only to dismantle it through dry humor or unexpected exaggeration. The novel's acerbic critique, when it does come, feels more like a punch than a slap to the face.
Academics and policymakers at the conference were cautiously optimistic about the E.U.’s ability to survive its current crises.
Unable to rent a cello in the small Tuscan town, Siena, where she was studying abroad, Saskia Maxwell Keller '18 travelled fifty miles to Florence by bus. But that was not the biggest challenge she faced – she had to find a quiet space where no one would hear her scales and concertos.