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Author Harvey Teres

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Harvey Teres is Dean’s Professor for the Public Humanities in English at Syracuse University. He is the author of The Word on the Street: Linking the Academy and the Common Reader (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and Renewing the Left: Politics, Imagination, and the New York Intellectuals(Oxford University Press, 1996). His newest book,Conversations about Beauty with Ordinary Americans:“Somebody loves us all,” features fourteen people from different walks of life who talk about the impact of their encounters with beauty. They confirm what Simone Weil once observed: “beautiful things are like tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.