Essays

A Million Kindnesses

A Million Kindnesses

Honoring Jim Lehrer, beloved newsman and friend

Robert Wilson

Lenin

Revolutionary Chaos

The first-ever English translation of a 20th-century Russian masterpiece

Gary Saul Morson

Don Taylor and William Holden in Stalag 17

William Holden, Model Prisoner

How the actor defined the ideal, postwar man

David Lehman

Book

Why Book Reviewing Isn’t Going Anywhere

A researcher explores the future of a changing practice

Scott Nover

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Lists

books

Thirteen of the Best Books We Read in 2019

From fiction that will pull you in to eight ways the world could end

Our Editors

Bookshelves

A Holiday Reading Roundup

Seven books published by the Scholar’s contributors in 2019

Our Editors

10 of the Most Influential Literary Characters of All Time

10 of the Most Influential Literary Characters of All Time

James Plath

Trees

This Is What Terror Sounds Like

10 pieces to guarantee the Halloween shivers

Sudip Bose

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Let It Snow

Let It Snow

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An excerpt from Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration
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