Edith Wharton, “The Mission of Jane”
Four books—and a flawed Everyman—that made John Updike’s name as a novelist
Watch: Leonard S. Marcus on his first meeting with a “totally engaged” Madeleine L’Engle
Harry S. Truman, “Waiting for the Armistice”
The War Before the War: Andrew Delbanco on fugitive slaves and the fragility of the American Republic
St. John the Divine and LOA celebrate Madeleine L’Engle’s 100th birthday with words and music
F. Marion Crawford, “For the Blood Is the Life”
Katherine Dunham, “Thesis Turned Broadway”
A-list actors to bring Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America to life onstage in New York
No tricks, all treats: For Halloween, we present LOA’s terrifying Top Five
Ambrose Bierce, “Moxon’s Master”
From “lovelorn, insecure young man” to resolute commander—the private side of Ulysses S. Grant
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom recasts the life of one of our major literary figures
Kate Wilhelm, “Baby, You Were Great”
Ashby Williams, “I Am Not Dead”
Leonard S. Marcus on Madeleine L’Engle, the “fearless experimenter” of children’s literature
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