Herman Asarnow, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Department of English
University of Portland, Oregon
5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97203-5798
The waterfall plunges in mist.
Who can describe this desolate scene:
the long white river sliding through
the emerald shadows of the ancient canopy
...a shepherd's horn echoing on the valley,
fishnets stretched to dry on sandy flats.
A bell is tolling, fading, fading
just like love. Only poetry lasts.
Ho Xuan Huong (circa 1800, Vietnam),
trans. John Balaban, Spring Essence, Copper Canyon Press, 2000. (Click to order.)
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Fall 2013 Courses
Updated November 4, 2013
ENG 112D Introduction to Literature
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ENG 112F Introduction to Literature New Stuff Posted, November 4, including updated Syllabus
ENG 326A Shakespeare: Representative Plays
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"To talk in publick, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to inquire, and to answer inquiries, is the business of a scholar."
--Samuel Johnson, Chapter VIII, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia