Terror, suspense, and the power of suggestion in The Haunting
Nathanael West, “Western Union Boy”
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Theodore Dreiser, “The Village Feudists”
All-American loneliness and “a universe of yearnings” in The Member of the Wedding
Vanessa Hua: Kindred spirits in the heroines of Little Women and the Little House books
Juanita Nelson, “A Matter of Freedom”
John O’Hara: “an important American writer who has been unjustly neglected”
John O’Hara, “Agatha”
The Natural is a sports movie that swings for the fences—and knocks it out of the park
Sherwood Anderson, “Unlighted Lamps”
Leopoldine Core: Nella Larsen’s radical Passing and other influences on When Watched
Tinseltown meets the Great White Way: Classic musicals that thrived on stage and screen
Ursula K. Le Guin, “Imaginary Countries”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, “The Deacon’s Masterpiece”
The career zenith of Elmore Leonard, “the most cinematic novelist in the English language”
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