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
“Remember the Ladies”: Edith Gelles on the incomparable letters of Abigail Adams
Robert Polito: The one-of-a-kind “film investigations” of Manny Farber
Sarah Weinman on Women Crime Writers: “They had their own stories to tell . . . in distinct, sometimes ruthless ways”
Arthur Miller at 100: a “loving embrace of humanity’s frailties”
Darryl Pinckney: James Baldwin “stood his ground and paid a price”
New York exhibition showcases Lynd Ward as both pioneering graphic novelist and master illustrator
Lewis Dabney on Edmund Wilson, “a storyteller, a master of exposition and compressed intellectual analysis”
Gordon S. Wood: How the American Revolution “infused into our culture our noblest ideals and highest aspirations”
Todd Tietchen: “It took a while for literary culture to catch up with what Kerouac had accomplished”
Bill Littlefield on how sportswriter W. C. Heinz listened to athletes—and knew their glory was fleeting
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