Paradise found

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.’ – Jorge Luis Borges

Everyone knows the inner city library, home to most students during exam week. But there’s another library in Maastricht as well. You can study here too but it’s also a place that invites the visitor to take a well-deserved study break and indulge in some reading that’s not for tomorrow’s tutorial. This is the library in the Centre Céramique, the glass box overlooking the Plein 1992 (and from the upper-floor windows also the Maas). In this series Sophie Silverstein writes about some of the books she has found in the English section of Maastricht’s own little paradise and encourages reading just for fun.

Dehumanization can take many forms

Dehumanization can take many forms

The Collector - John Fowles Recommended for: Art, Literature, and Society students (FaSoS) ‘We are such stuff/  As dreams are made on; and our little life/ Is rounded with a sleep.’ – Prospero in The Tempest (Act 4 Scene ...

Interdisciplinary on the next level

Interdisciplinary on the next level

The graphic novel is a genre often associated with lighthearted topics, shallow plotlines depicted in garish colors, and dialogue oriented more towards punchlines than introspection. Alison Bechdel subverts all this in her autobiographical novel, Fun...

Blurred boundaries between fact and fiction

Blurred boundaries between fact and fiction

Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

Recommended for: Law students

A Bildungsroman but not your typical one

A Bildungsroman but not your typical one

I know why the caged bird sings – Maya Angelou

Recommended for: Arts and Culture (FaSoS)