Emily Linz

Emily Linz graduated from the University of Dallas with a degree in English and a Latin concentration. She then graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Master's degree in English Literature. Currently, she is a Humane Letters and Latin teacher at Great Hearts Northern Oaks, a classical charter school in San Antonio, Texas.  

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Who is the Best Mother in Literature?

During the shutdown last spring, one of the unexpected blessings of quarantine was reconnecting with college friends on Zoom. We all had nowhere to be, so a group of us would meet about once a week to catch up. All of us were English or Classics graduates, so literature naturally came up as a topic … Read more

The Spoon Elevation in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

The titular character of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, wrongfully convicted as a spy and sentenced to ten years in a 1950’s Soviet forced-labor camp, trudges through his daily life with a strange companion: “[Ivan Denisovich] Shukhov pulled his spoon out of his boot. His little baby. It had been … Read more

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