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Links related to books we've discussed

Welcome to Brilliant Minds

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!

For those of you looking to get a head start on the Spring 2019 semester, here are the recommended editions of our upcoming books:

  • Aeschylus, Persians, translated by Lembke and Herrington (Greek Tragedy in New Translations / Oxford UP)
  • Elias Lonnrot, The Kalevala, translated by Keith Bosley (Oxford World Classics)
  • Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, translated by G. H. McWilliam (Penguin Classics)
  • Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, edited by Mowat and Werstine (Folger Library / Simon & Schuster)
  • George Eliot, Silas Marner, edited by David Carroll (Penguin Classics)
  • John Steinbeck, East of Eden, intro by David Wyatt (Penguin Classics)
  • Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony (Penguin Classics)
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (Vintage)