Willard Spiegelman

Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English, emeritus, at Southern Methodist University. His latest books are Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead and If You See Something, Say Something: A Writer Looks at Art, a selection of his reviews from The Wall Street Journal..

What a Great Talker She Was

by Willard Spiegelman | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Come to the Cabaret

Remembering Mabel Mercer, whose voice was intimate and wise

by Willard Spiegelman | Monday, December 03, 2018

Proust Goes to the Country Club

At a largely forgettable class reunion, remembrances of things past

by Willard Spiegelman | Monday, June 09, 2014

Virgil’s Aeneid

A tale foreign and familiar

by Willard Spiegelman | Monday, April 13, 2015


In literature, as in life, the art of swimming isn’t hard to master

by Willard Spiegelman | Sunday, June 01, 2008