Jo Walton's The Just City, which came out in January and which I utterly adored, ends on a wicked cliff-hanger: The real-world version of Plato's Republic that scholars and philosophers from different
So many worthy titles never get a chance to find an audience. What's a conscientious reader to do? The rules of shelving can seem arbitrary, even arcane, but the fundamentals are easy to learn: two hard
Kay Ryan, who was named the sixteenth poet laureate of the United States in July, lives in Fairfax, California, where for more than thirty years she has taught remedial English part-time at the College
Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on May 9, 1938. His early childhood was, inevitably, dominated by the Nazi invasion, and some of his most powerful poems derive from memories of this period.
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Polish poet and playwright Tadeusz Różewicz, who was a member of the resistance during Germany's occupation of Poland World
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Listen · 4:24 Toggle more options Download• Transcript President Lyndon B. Johnson went to eastern Kentucky in 1964 to promote his War on Poverty. But when he did, he opened a wound that remains raw People
Paul Mathis has a problem - the amount of time we waste typing out THE, the most frequently used word in the English language. So he has suggested a new symbol for use on our keyboards: Ћ. A combination
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Sketch by Rosalie Seidler, 1957. Truman Capote lives in a big yellow house in Brooklyn Heights, which he has recently restored with the taste and elegance that is generally characteristic of his undertakings.
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