David L. Ulin on the early Joan Didion: Dread, disruption, and “a writer responding to her moment”
“If a book doesn’t have *form*, then damn, it ain’t no novel.” We mourn the passing of Ernest J. Gaines, 1933–2019, author of A LESSON BEFORE DYING and several other indelible works.
“Humor at first sight” as James Thurber’s art is celebrated for his 125th birthday
Gary K. Wolfe: Reinvention and revolution in 1960s science fiction
Silliness, small stakes, and a compelling other world: Jonathan Franzen pays homage to Peanuts
Jeffrey Colvin: The wide-ranging influences that helped inspire Africaville
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