In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius
October 16, 2014
It was his personality, more than anything, that secured his reputation.
This guys didn't win. We're here to help you get over it.
Gorgeous Vintage Sketches of Tolstoy and Your Other Favorite Authors
October 02, 2014
Amazing renderings of our most cherished literary figures.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Thought This Book Would Be the Best American Novel Of His Time
September 24, 2014
And we're not talking about Gatsby.
Nabokov's Lolita Is Constantly Banned. It's Also a Work of Genius.
September 23, 2014
It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous.
You Should Absolutely, Positively Read the Canon in College
September 15, 2014
The ultimate essay in defense of the masterpieces we know and love.
Nabokov's Perfect, Cheeky Response to a Reader Who Tried to Correct Him
September 04, 2014
Nabokov for the win.
Sitting With E.M. Forster While He Had His Portrait Sketched
August 22, 2014
This writer had the pleasure of chatting with the novelist one summer afternoon.
John Updike Beautifully Explains How Difficult It Was To Read John Cheever's Tortured Journals
August 13, 2014
Cheever's life was often a mess of chaos. Updike still sees the beauty in it.
Knopf Book Designer Hates the Classic 'Great Gatsby' Cover
August 04, 2014
He explains why some covers succeed and others fail.