“Natural magic”: Philip Davis on the unapologetic heart-work of Bernard Malamud
“Something entirely new grows up out of that rich darkness”: David Naimon on Ursula K. Le Guin’s mesmerizing poetry
“America is nothing if not a polyphony”: author Tom Piazza imagines the greatest literary conference that never happened
Notes on Charles Portis’s notes: Jay Jennings pores over a cache of papers by America’s “least-known great writer”
The Wounded World: Chad L. Williams on a lost masterwork by W.E.B. Du Bois
Mark Osteen on the apocalyptic satire and historical panorama of Don DeLillo
The Forest Cathedral, an environmental adventure where you play as Rachel Carson
Lisa Yaszek on “the watershed moment” of 1970s feminist science fiction
The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: David Waldstreicher on a revolutionary poet
David W. Blight on Frederick Douglass, “prose poet of American democracy”
Book Madness author Denise Gigante on the obsessive 19th-century bibliomaniacs who “lived in and through books”
Alfred Bendixen on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s haunted tales and utopian visions
There is “a strong spiritual thread” running through all of Oscar Hijuelos’s novels
Jonathan R. Eller on Ray Bradbury’s journey from the pulps to the slicks
Stories of colonization and continuance—a new perspective on Plymouth Colony
The Transcendentalists and Their World: Robert A. Gross on why Concord matters
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