Books Essay

Freedom Tales

Long before the contentious school board fights of today, Lydia Maria Child tried to help America’s children understand their country’s racial transgressions

by Lydia Moland | Monday, September 19, 2022

Dissident Lit 

Vladimir Nabokov and the novel that nourished the souls of a generation of would-be revolutionaries

by Richard Roper | Thursday, September 01, 2022

She Was the Toast of the World

The dramas and diaries of Edna St. Vincent Millay

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

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
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