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The Raven
Gertrude Stein
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Rachel Carson

Day: January 2, 2015

We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.


Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Back in May, Gary Schoepfel, HMU Tutor, invited all of us to ‘think about’ Julie Taymor’s staged Oedipus opera*. I love the text and, having never seen an operatic performance of it, was intrigued. The opera has more than enough elements to interest me: text by Sophocles, music by Stravinsky, staging and puppetry by Taymor. And still, I was shocked, pleasantly shocked, and found myself rewatching sections of it with avid curiosity.

 » Read more about: Oedipus in Film and Discussion  »

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