Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Polemos / Polis

For EC 1961-2017

Required reading here.

Edmond Caldwell's still relevant essay: "Press Release for a Dirty Bomb."

And a follow up here.

One City One Story asks "How does the familiar setting of Boston make you think differently about this story? Did it make it easier to connect to the characters?"

Excerpt from Edmond Caldwell's Human Wishes / Enemy Combatant:

"Once upon a time, there was—Or wait, since we're doing this, let's do it right, in the manner of a Palestinian village storyteller: There was, or there was not, in the oldness of time...a town called Lydda, or al-Lyd, standing in the plains between Palestine's coastal lowlands and the hills of the interior..." (161).