Books

PICK OF THE SYLLABUS: A World Made New

Stephen Angle, Associate Professor of Philosophy, selects A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Mary Ann Glendon Thriller, biography, learned analysis, and polemic—A World Made New is all these and more. Mary Ann Glendon takes us back to a brief period of possibility after the end of World War II and…

AUTHOR ESSAY: Tales of Rhinestone Cowgirls

In Rodeo Queens and the American Dream (Public Affairs/Perseus Books, 2002), Joan Burbick ’76 chronicles the lives of white and Native American women who worked in professional rodeos in the Pacific Northwest from the 1930s to the 1990s. She talks about what she learned from listening to their stories. I am now called a writer. Before, I…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. AMANDA DAVIS ’93 Wonder When You’ll Miss Me (HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2003) In this heartbreaking coming-of-age debut novel, Davis tells the tale of 16- year-old Faith Duckle, a rape survivor who runs away to join the circus after committing a violent act of revenge.…

PICK OF THE SYLLABUS: Embers

Andrew Szegedy–Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies, selects Embers by Sandor Marai If one looks only at the outlines of its plot and setting, Embers, by Hungarian writer Sandor Marai, seems to be just another old–fashioned novel of intrigue. The action unfolds in a large and gloomy castle, somewhere in the mountains of Central Europe, at some time near…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. CARLO ROTELLA ’86 Good with Their Hands: Boxers, Bluesmen and Other Characters from the Rust Belt (University of California Press, 2002) In this fine investigation of postindustrial urban America, Rotella illuminates the lives of ?some people who are good with their hands and…