October 13, 1979
Doris Lessing takes risks, but does not play games. One does not turn to her books for humor or wit or playfulness, nor will one find in them any game playing in the sense of one-upping, faking, posturing. In her introductory remarks to Shikasta she states with characteristic straightforwardness what she sees as the modern novelist's debt to science fiction.
The history of philosophical religion
All religions have one thing in common: philosophy.
Someone not named P.G. Wodehouse has just written a new Bertie and Jeeves novel, and Wodehouse fans should worry.
It is time, at long last, for me to admit publicly a dark secret that has haunted me since adolescence. In high school, I worked at a Renaissance Faire. Every weekend I woke up, put on my corset, and sold sherbet stuffed into oranges from a cart outside of a jousting arena.
The lost history of one of our lowest moments
A new look at the lost history of one of America's lowest moments
The case for South America's continued importance
The Peruvian-born novelist Daniel Alarcón has become one of the most important modern voices for the countries south of the border.
The Italian classic that is the least known masterpiece of European Literature
Pretension remains the greatest social crime—and authenticity the greatest virtue.
She loved authenticity, chided pretension, and may well have loved them.
Looking back, the interview on January 30, 2009 would prove to be a game-changer for Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The authors were reporting their book Game Change, which would, upon its release the following year, spend seven weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, turn the duo into journalistic celebrities, and beget the sure-to-sell follow-up, Double Down, which came out earlier this week.
April 26, 1946: Nicola Chiaramonte Reviews 'The Stranger'
Albert Camus was born on this day in 1913.