A moment of racism at Harvard leads the writer to consider Huckleberry Finn.
The men whose profitable (and self-serving) antics preserved what we know of the Brontë sisters.
The adventures and controversies of the avant-garde poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who believes plagiarism is an art form.
Hemingway was in love with two women at once. He found the experience wrenching.
He had the mind of a scholar, but he always insisted he didn’t want to be one.
In which Eliot analyzes Henry James, Virginia Woolf, and D.H. Lawrence.
“The word craft these days has this sort of funny, twee sound, like some little artisan putting the yeast in his handcrafted bread.”
The longtime editor of the London Review of Books on editing, the “fussed” people on Twitter, and “preferential treament” for women.
The poet died when he was hit by a car in 1965. Everything else about his demise is a mystery.