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By Jonathan Lamb
This week, read an excerpt from a new book about every sailor’s favorite ailment
By Ted Widmer
In the lead-up to January 20, read Ted Widmer’s essay about what the presidential inaugural addresses, taken as one long book, tell us about American history.
The history of the most awesome language ever
By Our Editors
Relationships doomed, damned, or otherwise disappointing
These stories and a warm blanket will get you through the cold
By Sudip Bose
Ten pieces to warm your ears
Twelve books about family
Tales of the monstrous and bizarre
By Michael Dirda
Even more terror-ific stories
By Stephanie Bastek
What ever happened to the most neglected books of 1970?
Oft-forgotten books worthy of your acquaintance
By Sandra M. Gilbert
A Response to David Handlin’s “One Hundred Best American Novels”
By David Handlin
A reading enthusiast’s list
Our favorite passages from Shakespeare