Here is a lecture Barbara Demick gave at BYU’s Kennedy Center. Just a note: there’s some buzzing in the PA system at the lecture site. It is not your computer.
Here are some TED Talks given by escaped North Korean defectors as well as a very well done documentary which aired on PBS and footage from a French documentary team who got film of everyday life in the DPRK.
The book for April is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. The discussion will be April 24th in the usual time and place. Reminder: I will not be leading this discussion, Nancy who is head of Reference will be.
If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk on the library’s 1st floor.
Something brought up by Haven Kimmel in her interview was James Hillman and Acorn Theory. To give us a better understanding of what that entails, here are a few articles about it.
Scott London’s interview with James Hillman.
An LA Times review of The Soul’s Code
New York Times review of The Soul’s Code
One of the things that I want to discuss for this book is the concept of a memoir. Here are some articles that look at how the memoir has been seen over time and how the memoir is viewed now. I am going to print out some of these articles and discuss some passages with the group.
New York Times: The Problem With Memoirs printed 1/28/2011
History Hoydens: The Trouble With Memoirs 1/27/2009
HTML Giant: Get Me Up Close to the Lives of Others 1/31/2011
The Rumpus: Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me 1/24/2011
SheWrites: Part II, The Problem With Memoirs 1/12/2017
Slate: A Brief History of Memoir Bashing 3/30/2007
Using Google Maps, we can take a virtual tour of Mooreland! Follow this link.
If you do not know how to use Google’s street view, here are some directions.
And that’s it. Have fun! On the bottom are photographs submitted either by Google or other people you can click on and explore as well.