Posted on January 30, 2019
With Valentine's Day approaching, we've assembled four of our favorite short, love-themed literary works:
- Where Have All the Sundays Gone? a first love remembered, by the "J-pop singer turned writer" Mieko Kawakami;
- Hello? a short mediation on love, inspired by an overheard cell phone conversation on a Russian city bus. The Playlist tab features music videos of public-transportation-based songs (a surprisingly large sub-genre);
- Poem to the Tune 'Pure Peace,' a Tang-Dynasty era love poem, originally set to music;
- The Gringo Champion: a tale of migration and young love, set on the U.S.-Mexico border (includes violence and profanity.)
You'll find multimedia contextual resources and teaching ideas in the tabs beside the literature.