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I Enjoy Teaching Nineteenth Century Novels

by Alina Stefanescu

I enjoy teaching 19th century novels for three years at a small private college before a student steps forward to query the bias in my curriculum.

He is a serious, hardworking student with perfect attendance. He portends an earnestness for which I am not prepared. It is the unreported thunderstorms, the torrential rains presaged by quiet, windless skies, which cause the most damage.

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