LOA LIVE: Online programs inspired by Library of America publications
Rollin Lynde Hartt, “Melodrama”
Ron Hansen on the Western, a “distinctly American mythology”
Washington Irving, “The Poor Devil Author”
Thomas E. Ricks: My immersion in Library of America’s editions
Stephen Crane, “The Black Dog”
Ruth Franklin on the novels of Shirley Jackson: “She never did the same thing twice”
Nicholas Lemann: What a functioning democracy would look like
Ruth Franklin: A decade of Shirley Jackson
Edith Wharton, “Kerfol”
Seen on screen: Jack London parla italiano in an adventurous new Martin Eden
Shane McCrae: My war with John Ashbery
New life of John Steinbeck reveals a writer “fueled by anger”
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Masque of the Red Death”
Fannie Barrier Williams, “Women in Politics”
Library of America remembers poet Anne Stevenson, 1933–2020
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