A Young Literary Star Makes His Posthumous Debut With 'Afterparties'
When the Nobel Prize Committee Rejected The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien “Has Not Measured Up to Storytelling of the Highest Quality” (1961)
When J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books appeared in the mid-1950s, they were met with very mixed reviews, an unsurprising reception given that …
Travel the world while traveling to the past!
Not so long ago, before the pandemic upended things, if you asked practically anyone to rank contemporary culture, factoring for relevance, reach and popularity, books might have landed somewhere in the...