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Book Review: Celebrate National Reading Month (Part One) with The Book Lovers’ Companion: What to Read Next

Capping off NEA’s National Reading Month, The Book Lovers' Companion offers a treasure trove of rewarding reads from classics to bestsellers, plus some obscure gems. Read More »

Common Core Wars: The English Teachers Strike Back

Most English teachers are letting it be known that literature is something that they teach well and wish to continue that pattern of success. Read More »

Book Review: Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald by Scott Donaldson

Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald looks at how the author's life affected his literature. Read More »

Book Review: The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

The Man With the Golden Arm is a classic that still needs to be read. Read More »

Book Review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Life is rough and The Orchardist is repaid for his generosity with a series of events marked with tragedy, violence and joy. Read More »

Book Review: A Short Autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ed. James L. W. West III

A Short Autobiography, comprised of personal essays from F. Scott Fitzgerald written over the course of his career, is disappointing. Read More »

Why Hemingway Would Shoot Himself Again If He Were Alive and Writing Today

How feminist, deconstructionist literary criticism killed the strong male protagonist. Read More »

Emerson and Thoreau Lost in the Twilight of the 21st Century

You can kill a vampire with a stake through the heart but you can't kill the ghosts of literary zombies. Read More »

From Steinbeck to Steampunk: The Day the American Novel Died

Is the Golden Age of American Literature dead? Read More »

Book Review: Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Edited by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis

Henry David got a bad rap! Thoreau in His Own Time revises that. Read More »