A brilliant, iconoclastic new translation of the biblical book of Job emphasizes not Job's faithfulness, but his feistiness
Marmee’s frenetic activity in Little Women reflects the reality of Abigail Alcott’s life, though not the fact that besides being a visionary mother she…
Ann Kjellberg
The food the March girls eat in Little Women is a fascinating fusion of the author’s biography and her imagination of family life, surprising us with i…
Ann Kjellberg
In 1956 the Times reported, “Harvard University announced today the appointment of Dr. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin as Professor of Astronomy. She is the f…
Ann Kjellberg
I am wrestling with my purpose here at my desk, as the world careens into an unprecedented piece of history as if into an iceberg. I grew up at a time …
Ann Kjellberg
I was skeptical when I started Paul Kerschen’s novel The Warm South, which imagines that the poet John Keats, after dying of tuberculosis in Rome in 18…
Ann Kjellberg
Formal restlessness can be understood as a signal trait of Greenwell’s fiction, a mix of daring and doubt over the shapes a novel might take, a daring …
Ann Kjellberg
In anticipating opening our town’s first library, we had ordered five hundred library cards. Three weeks after we opened, we had to order five hundred …
Ann Kjellberg
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