David L. Ulin on the early Joan Didion: Dread, disruption, and “a writer responding to her moment”
Mark Twain, “Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims”
Edith Wharton, “Expiation”
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“Humor at first sight” as James Thurber’s art is celebrated for his 125th birthday
Gary K. Wolfe: Reinvention and revolution in 1960s science fiction
Joan Didion, “Quiet Days in Malibu”
Andrew Blauner: The humanity, humility, and humor of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts
(Re)Introducing R. A. Lafferty, a “Master” for the past, present, and future
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Harold Bloom’s The American Canon: “He is speaking directly to you about his passions”
Thomas Jefferson’s Education: Alan Taylor on the troubled origins of “Mr. Jefferson’s University”
Lenny Kaye, “The Best of Acapella”
The Ursula K. Le Guin–Harold Bloom connection, and other news for Le Guin’s 90th birthday
Lafcadio Hearn, “Yuki-Onna”
He “lived and breathed literature”—Library of America remembers Harold Bloom, 1930–2019
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