From the stacks
June 20, 1949
On the 204th anniversary of Lord Tennyson's birth, a review of Tennyson's biography, as originally published in The New Republic.
December 15, 1926
On the anniversary of Guy de Maupassant's birth in 1850, The New Republic's 1926 review of two books chronicling his life: Guy de Maupassant, A Biographical Study, by Ernest Boyd, and The Life, Work and Evil Fate of Guy de Maupassant, by Richard Harborough Sherard.
January 8, 1930
Joseph Conrad died 89 years ago today. In his honor, we present to you Granville Hick's reflection on the importance of Conrad's work, as originally published in The New Republic.
June 1, 1992
On the 89th anniversary of James Baldwin's birth, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on what Baldwin can and can't teach America.
October 10, 1928
Herman Melville, the celebrated author behind Moby-Dick, would have been 194 today. In his honor, we bring you an essay by Lewis Mumford—a legend in his own right—on Melville's philosophy and outlook.
October 21, 1940
Virginia Woolf, October 21, 1940
July 18, 1928
Emily Brontë was born 195 years ago today. In her honor, we bring you New Republic associate editor Robert Morss Lovett's 1928 take on Emily, her sisters, and her legacy.
June 18, 2007
French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville would have been 208 today. In his honor, we present Mark Lilla's 2007 essay on Tocqueville's life and legacy.
Aldous Huxley would have reached the ripe old age of 119 today. In his honor, we present a selection of his poetry as published in The New Republic.
September 13, 1939
In honor of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who died 174 years ago today, Kenneth Burke's 1939 essay lauding Coleridge as a great champion of idealism.