Library of America celebrates thirty-five years of publishing America’s best
New LOA collection reveals Carson McCullers as “much more than a novelist”
Nick Norwood: What Carson McCullers knew about cotton mills and misery
Sarah Manguso: Thoreau, Annie Dillard, William Maxwell, and “lessons of constraint” on 300 Arguments
Reflections in a Golden Eye: a “hothouse tale” of desire and simmering violence
Kate Chopin, “Fedora”
Emily Dickinson exhibition reveals a human being behind the literary enigma
H. L. Mencken, “The Diary of a Retreat”
Shanthi Sekaran on time and received magic: Beloved’s gifts to Lucky Boy
Edith Wharton, “The Pelican”
Intruder in the Dust captures the chilling reality of Jim Crow
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Angel of the Odd”
Millicent Dillon: “the originality and emotional power” of Jane Bowles
Freedom Riders: Terror and profundity in eyewitness history of an epochal era
Emily Greene Balch, “Toward Human Unity”
Library of America spoken here: Inside the Libreria Internazionale Luxemburg in Turin, Italy
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