November 28, 2016

Jane Eyre - November 28, 2016

We're meeting at Steph's house on November 28 to discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Supplemental materials:

  • PBS discussion questions
  • Victorian Web discussion questions 
  • Exclusive Books discussion questions
  • Washington Post piece comparing Rebecca and Jane Eyre
  • Inquiries Journal piece comparing Rebecca and Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre Wikipedia entry
  • Charlotte Bronte Wikipedia entry

November 4, 2016

My head just exploded - RBG was a student of Nabokov's

Ruth Bader Ginsburg had Nabokov for a college professor:
But perhaps [Nabokov's] best known pupil, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has paid him tribute many times, telling The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing in 2011, “I attribute my caring about writing” to Nabokov, who “was a man in love with the sound of words. He taught me the importance of choosing the right word and presenting it in the right word order.” 
Ginsburg, who studied under Nabokov as an undergraduate in the early fifties, still sings his praises over sixty years later. “He was magnetically engaging,” she told The Culture Trip this week. “He stood alone, not comparable to any other lecturer.” And last month, the Supreme Court Justice wrote a New York Times Op-Ed titled “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Advice for Living.” Second on the list, “teachers who influenced or encouraged me in my growing-up years.” Her first example, Nabokov, who “changed the way I read and the way I write.”
From Open Culture