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Revisiting the Classics: Stoner

Sep 25, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews Stoner, a book for those who persist in loving great imaginative works.

Revisiting the Classics: Michel de Montaigne

Sep 10, 2014 by Peter Cohee |

Dr. Peter Cohee teaches Classics in the Boston area. Here he reviews essays of Michel de Montaigne.

Revisiting the Classics: Anthem and the Joy of Pursuing Knowledge

Sep 09, 2014 by Joshua Daniel Phillips |

Dr. Joshua Daniel Phillips, author of 1,800 Miles: Striving to End Sexual Violence, One Step at a Time, distinguishes between Ayn Rand's Anthem and contemporary dystopian literature.

Revisiting the Classics: Joan and Peter by H. G. Wells

Sep 08, 2014 by Adam Kissel |

"Oswald’s concern—Wells’s, too—is that a fully unregulated marketplace of ideas, the open curriculum, if you will, has no telos."

Revisiting the Classics: Le Rouge et le Noir and French History

Aug 29, 2014 by David Kaiser |

Author and historian David Kaiser reviews Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir.

Revisiting the Classics: What’s New and What’s True

Aug 27, 2014 by F.R. Duplantier |

Political author F.R. Duplantier reviews Evelyn Waugh's Scoop.

Revisiting the Classics: “The End of the Tether” by Joseph Conrad

Aug 26, 2014 by Jackson Toby |

Jackson Toby, Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Rutgers University, writes on why he considers "The End of the Tether" to be the best—and perhaps most underappreciated—novella Joeseph Conrad ever wrote.

Revisiting the Classics: Native Son

Aug 22, 2014 by Jim Hartley |

Jim Hartley, Professor of Economics at Mount Holyoke College, reflects on how Native Son is taught in contemporary classrooms.

Revisiting the Classics: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Aug 20, 2014 by Mitchell Langbert |

NAS is calling upon readers to submit reflections on old books. Professor Mitchell Langbert discusses how Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics offers value for students that a modern text cannot provide.

Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Aug 11, 2014 by Duke Pesta |

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

What We’re Reading: NAS Goes to the Beach 2014

Jun 30, 2014 by NAS |

Members of the NAS staff share their summer reading lists and offer book recommendations.

How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

Thalaba the Destroyer and Other Forgotten Friends: An Invitation to Readers

Jun 18, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

We invite NAS readers to submit reflections on older books.

Trigger Warning Contest Winners

Jun 06, 2014 by NAS |

NAS announces the three winners of our contest on trigger warnings for classic books. 

Last Day of Trigger Warning Contest

Jun 05, 2014 by NAS |

Today is the last chance to participate in NAS's contest for the best trigger warnings for classic books. Get your submissions in by midnight!

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