Here’s how I spent the summer of 2017 (and on into the fall): reading the volumes of former students and colleagues. Now it looks as though this is how I will spend the rest of my life! The books just keep coming. I enjoyed the experience so much, I’m recommending it to you. I’ve discovered that it does add something to read works by people I know (or almost know, after all, some people did take Spanish or were before or after my time). I would love to hear thoughts of other people.
Tracking down these works has been haphazard. I know that there are many more books to find out about, and I would love to know about them.
At first, I limited myself to one book per author, but now I have begun to read second works and third works, so I guess I’ll just keep going. I paid no attention to when the books came out. As the publisher Peter Mayer said, “Who cares if it’s old or new? If you haven’t read the book, and it’s an old book, it’s actually a new book.”
I have tried to describe the books as I see them with no particular recommendations or intentional judgment.
I recommend them all, actually.
f- faculty ff- former faculty te – teacher emeritus. As to the students, I did my best to remember when they were at Friends, but I’m probably way off with some. Feel free to set the record straight!