David L. Ulin on the early Joan Didion: Dread, disruption, and “a writer responding to her moment”
“If a book doesn’t have *form*, then damn, it ain’t no novel.” We mourn the passing of Ernest J. Gaines, 1933–2019, author of A LESSON BEFORE DYING and several other indelible works.
Gary K. Wolfe: Reinvention and revolution in 1960s science fiction
Mark Twain, “Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims”
“Humor at first sight” as James Thurber’s art is celebrated for his 125th birthday
(Re)Introducing R. A. Lafferty, a “Master” for the past, present, and future
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