Short Takes

Compiled by Katherine Duke '05

What They Are Reading

Elizabeth Barker, director and chief curator of the Mead Art Museum, writes about the books on her bedside table:

Short Takes

Compiled by Katherine Duke '05

What They Are Reading

Professor of Philosophy Alexander George writes about the books on his figurative bedside table:

Keeping potted portraits of others’ works or of my reactions to a minimum, here instead are selected quotations, from stuff recently read, that did something for me.

From W. H. Auden’s Selected Poems, but not selected by him and including some poems he loathed and was ashamed to have written, though not this from “Horae Canonicae”: “at this noon, on this hill / in the occasion of this dying.”

Short Takes

Compiled by Katherine Duke ’05

ASH, inc. By Michael Huey ’87 (Song Song/Schlebrügge)
This catalog of Huey’s photos and other art objects accompanied his exhibition at the Song Song gallery in Vienna in January and February 2009.

Short Takes

Compiled by Katherine Duke '05

What They Are Reading

Paola Zamperini, assistant professor of Asian languages and civilizations, talks about the books on her figurative bedside table:

Another One Gone

imagePresident Emeritus Peter Pouncey signs books at the Jeffery Amherst Bookshop in 2005. Store owner Harold Gersten is fourth from left.By Emily Gold Boutilier

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Beautiful Monsters: Imagining the Classic in Musi­cal Media. By Michael Long ’74. Berkeley, Calif.: Univer­sity of California Press, 2008. 311 pp. $24.95 paperback.
Long explores classical music and how it has made its way into American pop culture.

What They Are Reading

We asked Associate Professor of Religion Maria Heim what she read over the summer. Here’s what she told us:

My summer reading list was shorter than I would have liked—isn’t it always?—and often I am grateful just to grab enough time to glance over the newspaper, but I did manage to get in a few fun things.

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