Ann Beattie on the short fiction of Peter Taylor: “He just transcends every category”
Laura Dassow Walls: “We have misread Thoreau, tragically”
“Pure imagining,” within limits: Ursula K. Le Guin on The Hainish Novels & Stories
Making history, one day at a time: The diaries of John Quincy Adams
Shake It Up: Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar on the music writers who taught the world how to hear
A. Scott Berg: How World War I and America tells the earth-shattering story of an “unnecessary” war
Maverick morality and intellectual passion: Thomas Mallon on Mary McCarthy’s fictions
New LOA collection reveals Carson McCullers as “much more than a novelist”
Millicent Dillon: “the originality and emotional power” of Jane Bowles
William Cronon: The life, power, and magical prose of Loren Eiseley’s science and nature writing
John O’Hara: “an important American writer who has been unjustly neglected”
The career zenith of Elmore Leonard, “the most cinematic novelist in the English language”
Tim Page: The blunt, bracing, witty, still-relevant “bomb thrower” Virgil Thomson
Lawrence Rosenwald: War No More demonstrates “remarkable vitality and diversity” of American antiwar writing
David Bordwell pays homage to the “daredevil criticism” of four pioneering film writers
Against American exceptionalism: Gordon S. Wood on John Adams
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