Hours with Paul Auster (and a note on translation)

auster.paul_One of the greatest aspects of college is the learning-rich atmosphere. I doubt that I will EVER find a place where great thinkers, speakers, and innovators are thrown at me so frequently. Carleton is fantastic about this. Not only do we have incredible faculty members, but they also routinely bring in people to speak to our classes and campus organizations. Moreover, every Friday is convocation, a weekly thought-provoking speech on any topic — think TedTalks but for an HOUR. These events are great and a constant source of inspiration. Last term played host to one of the most inspiring speakers I’ve heard here — Paul Auster. Continue reading