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A companion site for courses by Peter Arcese on classics, contemporary literature, and the arts ... Here you will find items related to our readings and discussions ... Ideas, images, background information, suggested readings, bibliographies, and notes on related performances, all find a presence here ... Enjoy your reading and check back regularly for new posts!

Following is the reading list for Fall 2018 with recommended editions and translations. 

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  1. Euripides, Ion, Helen, Orestes, trans. Svarlien (Hackett)
  2. Dante, Paradiso, trans. Hollander (Anchor)
  3. Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, ed. Mowat (Folger)
  4. Eliot, Adam Bede, ed. Reynolds (Penguin Classics)
  5. Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents, ed. Strachey (Norton)
  6. Kerouac, On the Road, (Penguin)
  7. Allende, The House of the Spirits (Atria)
  8. Morrison, Love (Vintage)