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Where Are You Trying to Get?

In his book How Children Fail (New York: A Merloyd Lawrence Book, 1982), John Holt recounted an incident from his time as a teacher. He was making a child recopy a page until it had three mistakes or fewer, but … Continue reading

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Books I Read in November & December 2015

In November I read: • The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast including Ciaran Hinds as Leontes and Eileen Atkins as Paulina, directed by Clive Brill (Arkangel, 2003) — “A sad tale’s best for winter.” But … Continue reading

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Emma’s Holiday Bicentennial

“[I]t was a very great event that Mr. Woodhouse should dine out, on the 24th of December” (ch. 13). On December 23, 1815, Jane Austen’s fourth novel, Emma, was published. Today is its two-hundredth birthday! It is appropriate that it … Continue reading

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