Lisa Yaszek on “the watershed moment” of 1970s feminist science fiction
The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: David Waldstreicher on a revolutionary poet
David W. Blight on Frederick Douglass, “prose poet of American democracy”
Book Madness author Denise Gigante on the obsessive 19th-century bibliomaniacs who “lived in and through books”
Alfred Bendixen on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s haunted tales and utopian visions
There is “a strong spiritual thread” running through all of Oscar Hijuelos’s novels
Jonathan R. Eller on Ray Bradbury’s journey from the pulps to the slicks
Stories of colonization and continuance—a new perspective on Plymouth Colony
The Transcendentalists and Their World: Robert A. Gross on why Concord matters
Anthony Hunt on the collected Gary Snyder: “His poems move us, drive us back to our fundamental roots”
Olivier Zunz on Alexis de Tocqueville, “The Man Who Understood Democracy”
“She showed the way” — Viet Thanh Nguyen on Maxine Hong Kingston
From Edward Hirsch, an “intensely personal” attempt to define the American experience through poetry
Lighting the way: 2022 National Black Writers Conference documents resilience and resistance
Why The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest hour—and why an authoritative text matters
“Language as a weapon against the seemingly incomprehensible” in three war memoirs
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