For some people, the years between when they learn how to read and, say, leave home, consist of reading. To others, that idea is perplexing. I was married for a time to a man whose childhood was vivid with incident: capsizing boats, burying treasure, writing “I will not leave my…
“Books, like islands, appear and disappear.” How a midcentury novel about declining nobility on a time-bound island speaks to the moment.
Finding a satisfying reading life is more about ways of reading than finding a particular book, weaving reading into who you are.
In their unnvervingly timed new book, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley investigate humanity’s most potent and problematic tool for managing contagion. …
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  The metaverse: land of opportunity or peril for the arts and ideas?
Join us as we ask Padgett Powell what he meant when he wrote (in Book Post!) “I do not think a book review serves a man or a woman or a book.”
Even though novelist Kathryn Davis had a mother and a father and a little sister, she strongly identified with Jane Eyre as an orphan, however dimly Ja…
For Ralph Waldo Emerson—Waldo to his friends—turning thirty was not a happy event. “After thirty,” he wrote in 1835, “a man wakes up sad every morning.…
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