Mark Osteen on the apocalyptic satire and historical panorama of Don DeLillo
“St. Clair Flats,” Constance Fenimore Woolson
“A clear voice tends to be contagious.” Biography of X author Catherine Lacey on the mysteries of influence
The Forest Cathedral, an environmental adventure where you play as Rachel Carson
“The Landlord,” Henry David Thoreau
“Frog Pond,” Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Back to the Future Is Female!
Lisa Yaszek on “the watershed moment” of 1970s feminist science fiction
“If Ever I Should Leave You,” Pamela Sargent
The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: David Waldstreicher on a revolutionary poet
“Tommy’s Burglar,” O. Henry
“Lynch Law in All Its Phases,” Ida B. Wells
David W. Blight on Frederick Douglass, “prose poet of American democracy”
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom with David W. Blight
Kevin Maloney: learning to dress up tragedy in fiction and “serve it to the reader in the form of dark comedy”
Book Madness author Denise Gigante on the obsessive 19th-century bibliomaniacs who “lived in and through books”
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