Forthcoming: Fall 2019
John Updike, Pennsylvania, and “the matter of America”
Ruthanna Boris, “I Remember Balanchine”
Mindy Aloff: George Balanchine, the Shakespeare of dance—and our contemporary
Madeleine L’Engle on A Wrinkle in Time: “It’s for people”
Mark Twain, “Is He Living or Is He Dead?”
Mindy Aloff: “Most writers . . . are fascinated by dancing”
Henry Ward Beecher, “Apple-Pie”
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”
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