"I Think Spinster Is An Identity Every Woman Can Claim"
November 06, 2014
"Something that makes a really great literary character would often make a horrible roommate ..."
Lytton Strachey Explains What a Strange, Marvelous Creature the Inventor of Modern Biography Was
October 29, 2014
"One of the most extraordinary successes in the history of civilization was achieved by an idler, a lecher, a drunkard, and a snob."
And how it affected his literature.
Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
October 28, 2014
Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?
He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...
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.