Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the “iconic piece of literature” that changed the way we think of the world
Thornton Wilder, “The Angel That Troubled the Waters”
Kate Chopin, “Her Letters”
New York Public Radio: Kenneth Fearing’s media fixations made him ahead of his time
Library of America remembers Life Trustee J. D. McClatchy, 1945–2018
Documentary GI Jews lends new texture to the American World War II saga
Michelle Dean’s Sharp celebrates ten women writers who did it their way
Up-and-coming writers receive superlative books (and $50,000) at 2018 Whiting Awards
Washington Irving, “The Bold Dragoon, or the Adventure of My Grandfather”
Listen: “The Republic of Verse” now open to all who will hear
Sherwood Anderson, "Loneliness "
J. Michael Lennon: Norman Mailer “recognized the permanent cleft in the American character”
Edgar Allan Poe, “Morning on the Wissahiccon”
Museum exhibition: For Tennessee Williams, the play was the thing (that kept him going)
Edith Roberts, “Indiana’s Town of Champions”
Sportswriter Alexander Wolff: “Basketball becomes a way of working through things”
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