HUM525: Hitting the Books

Your required reading for the fall semester.

Music: I-LXXIV
By August Kleinzahler
(Pressed Wafer, 306 pages, $17.50)
The much-lauded longtime local poet also has a warm, funny, cranky, effortlessly literate way with the essay. Kleinzahler, who once held court in a weekly music column for the San Diego Reader, has collected a broad range of easygoing missives on music, whose subjects include Liberace, Louis Prima, Thelonious Monk, Glenn Gould, and Dinah Washington.

GRADING POLICY
Students are required to keep a commonplace book in which to record favorite quotations from the books they read during the semester.

Pop quizzes will be in the form of impromptu conversations on Muni buses and in coffee shops, by which students will be judged for their ability to convey deep reading of the material without sounding pretentious.

Stephen Elliott
Katherine Emery
Stephen Elliott

Attendance at author events, as they come up, is encouraged. Attendance at Litquake festival field trip (Oct. 9-17; www.litquake.org) is mandatory.

Fall Arts Guide

Opera/Classical
Nicola Luisotti by Chloe Veltman
Five Classical Music and Opera Events to See This Fall by Chloe Veltman

Dance
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company by Bonner Odell
Fall Dance Picks by Bonner Odell

Theater
Stage Sage: Speculating about this season's theatrical experiments by Chris Jensen
Other Fall Stage Events by Chris Jensen

Visual Art
Harpoons and Harbingers:This fall, visual artists bite, reflect, and cannibalize by Traci Vogel
Art listings compiled by John Graham

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