Friends Divided: Gordon S. Wood on the complicated relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Professional triumph and personal tragedy: When Ross Macdonald went Underground
John Dos Passos, “The Donkey Boy”
Ann Beattie on the short fiction of Peter Taylor: “He just transcends every category”
Laura Dassow Walls: “We have misread Thoreau, tragically”
Peter Taylor, “Je Suis Perdu”
James Baldwin: Some degrees of separation
James Thurber, “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox”
Geoffrey C. Ward on Reporting Vietnam: “An astonishingly polished first draft of history”
Carmen Maria Machado: American classics that influenced Her Body and Other Parties
Ken Burns cites LOA’s Reporting Vietnam as “go-to source” for his new film
Edith Wharton, “In the North”
Thomas Mallon: Shut off cable news and read Eudora Welty instead
The Goodbye Look: The “most unusual story” that brought Ross Macdonald mainstream success
Mary McCarthy, “The Unspoiled Reaction”
“Pure imagining,” within limits: Ursula K. Le Guin on The Hainish Novels & Stories
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