For Veterans Day: Edith Wharton’s overlooked World War I novel
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“Here I am”: Philip Roth reflects on his half-century career as a writer
Adam Gopnik on the Trump moment: “Who wrote this story?”
Frank Norris, “Grettir at Thorhall-stead”
Friends Divided: Gordon S. Wood on the complicated relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Rupert Trimmingham, “Democracy?”
Professional triumph and personal tragedy: When Ross Macdonald went Underground
John Dos Passos, “The Donkey Boy”
Ann Beattie on the short fiction of Peter Taylor: “He just transcends every category”
Laura Dassow Walls: “We have misread Thoreau, tragically”
Peter Taylor, “Je Suis Perdu”
James Baldwin: Some degrees of separation
James Thurber, “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox”
Geoffrey C. Ward on Reporting Vietnam: “An astonishingly polished first draft of history”
Carmen Maria Machado: American classics that influenced Her Body and Other Parties
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