Monthly Archives: February 2013

Desert Island Reading List

My English 503 students and I are reading Susan Hill’s memoir Howard’s End is on the Landing, which culminates in a list of books she would take to a desert island. Her choices say as much about Hill’s life as her bookshelves — which are really one and the same, as for most lifelong readers.

It got me planning a similar exercise with my students, to ‘crystallize’ (Hill’s word) a lifetime of experience into a single shelf of books you have read, and would happily spend the rest of your life reading.

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English 340 Research Project

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