Charles Baxter on the “moments in any Sherwood Anderson story that you just can’t forget”
How antislavery writings reconnect us with one of the most crucial themes in American literary history
Caroline Fraser: Why the Little House books are enjoyed by both children and adult readers
Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell: Jack Kerouac and the “universal experience of being alive”
Robert Polito on the “melancholy and yearning” of David Goodis, who “always seems poised for rediscovery”
Laurence Senelick on the plays of Arthur Miller’s middle phase, experimentalism in theater, and (of course) Marilyn Monroe
Sanford Schwartz on the “emotional rightness and believability” of Pauline Kael’s film criticism
Library of America interviews Rafia Zafar about the Harlem Renaissance
James Wood: Reality, not realism, in three mid-period Bellow novels
August 2010: Editor Art Spiegelman on Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts
Editor Joyce Carol Oates on the enduring spell of Shirley Jackson
Harold Holzer on The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now
Katherine Anne Porter’s “unflinching account of the human condition”
Brad Gooch: Flannery O’Connor’s apocalyptic tall tales “give us the news that we need to hear”
Remembering John Ashbery: LOA’s 2008 interview
Editor Bill McKibben on American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau
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