From the department of ambiguous phrasing

Hartford Stage will be staging Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in about a month. I’m sure it’ll be interesting; A in particular is excited because she’s teaching the book in an honors class this semester.

What I liked was this bit of text–is it a warning? a promotional blurb?–from a pamphlet, targeted at educators, being distributed today at the Wadsworth Atheneum:

 The Bluest Eye is recommended for high school students–contains themes of violence and sexual abuse.

Apparently high school students today really are hard-core!

And, on that note, the semester officially opens tomorrow, with my first day of class W.

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