Book Essay

The Birth of the Egghead Paperback

How one very young man changed the course of publishing and intellectual life in America

by Mark LaFlaur | Saturday, May 07, 2022

At the Corner of Byron and Shelley

Poetry and philhellenism at the Greek bicentennial

by A. E. Stallings | Thursday, September 16, 2021

Remembering Brad

What a stroke of luck when some of your favorite books were written by one of your dearest friends

by David Gessner | Wednesday, June 02, 2021

A Mind on Fire

In his acclaimed trilogy of intellectual biographies, Robert D. Richardson sought to help us overcome the burden of the past

by Sam Gee | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Words Preserved Against a Day of Fear

Remembering Joseph Brodsky

by Peter Filkins | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Searching for Amos Oz in Jerusalem

The acclaimed novelist, who died in 2018, translated Israeli reality

by Randy Rosenthal | Monday, March 02, 2020

Norman Maclean and Me

Advice for living and drinking from the author of A River Runs Through It

by Rebecca McCarthy | Monday, December 02, 2019

Finding Your Voice

How one writer discovered his when he stopped looking for it and learned instead to listen

by Larry Woiwode | Monday, June 03, 2019

Southern Cassandra

Lillian Smith was a writer and a radical who called out her region’s lies about sex and race

by Tracy Thompson | Monday, March 04, 2019

A Pleasure to Read You

Shouldn’t literature enchant, surprise, and teach us? And to make this happen, shouldn’t we be the most expert readers we can be?

by Arthur Krystal | Monday, December 03, 2018
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