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MUSIC Veronica Jurkiewicz C’04 foments Classical Revolution

ART Anne Tyng Gr’75’s Inhabiting Geometry at the ICA

INTERVIEW Ruth Davis Konigsberg C’90 on The Truth about Grief

BOOKS Tell me how it hurts. The Language of Pain

POETRY Jacket2 looks good on Kelly Writers House

INTERVIEW Cynthia Kaplan C’85 rocks comedy in Fangry

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FIVE PLAYS By Anton Chekhov, translated by Marina Brodskaya W’81 (Stanford University Press, 2010. $17.95.) This new translation of Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard provides the first complete English text of the plays, restoring passages that had been completely omitted by previous translators. It is also arguably the most accurate translation to date, and has an introduction by Tobias Wolff. Brodskaya, born and raised in Leningrad/St. Petersburg, is a translator, interpreter, and teacher based in northern California. BUY THIS BOOK

SEXUAL INJUSTICE: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe By Marc Stein Gr’94 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010. $39.95.)  The US Supreme Court of the 1960s and ’70s is typically regarded as an ally of the sexual revolution. But Stein, an associate professor of history, women’s studies, and sexuality studies at York University in Toronto, argues against this view. Drawing on a close reading of the 1967 case Boutilier, he shows that the same court that issued liberal rulings on birth control, abortion, interracial marriage, and obscenity also upheld an immigration statute that labeled gays as having “psychopathic personalities,” thus leading to their potential deportation and exclusion from the country. BUY THIS BOOK

COMING HOME TO YOURSELF: Eighteen Wise Women Reflect on Their Journeys By Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro SW’68 (Gaon Books, 2010. $18.) The 18 women whose stories are told here (in both the third- and first-person) represent a broad and multicultural mix, but all experienced a turning point in their lives. From their turmoil each one found a new level of comfort, empowerment, and self-acceptance. BUY THIS BOOK

REAL COLLABORATIONS: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed  By Mark L. Rosenberg, Elisabeth S. Hayes C’95, Margaret H. McIntyre, and Nancy Neill (University of California Press, 2010. $24.95.)  Drawing on case studies from the past 50 years, Hayes—associate program director of the Center for Collaboration in Global Health—and her co-authors explore the ways in which governmental agencies, NGOs, and granting foundations can work together to fight global health threats. BUY THIS BOOK

 

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