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Shake It Up: Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar on the music writers who taught the world how to hear
Louisa May Alcott, “My Girls”
Down the Nightmare Alley: A noirish dance of shadow and light
Forthcoming from Library of America: Winter–Spring 2018
Edward Lucas White, “Lukundoo”
Indignation: Roth, repression, and rebellion in the early Fifties
Library of America celebrates thirty-five years of publishing America’s best
Stephen Crane, “Four Men in a Cave”
A. Scott Berg: World War I and the end of American isolationism
William T. Hornaday, “The Bird Tragedy of Laysan Island”
Julie Buntin: Liberated by Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Unforgettable lonely boy James Dean carries East of Eden on his narrow shoulders
Henry James, “Miss Gunton of Poughkeepsie”
Documentary project locates Walt Whitman’s “multitudes” in today’s Deep South
A. Scott Berg: How World War I and America tells the earth-shattering story of an “unnecessary” war
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