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James Williams

James Williams is a freelance copywriter and editor living in St. Louis.


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Friday, November 14 2014

America Has a Fever and the Only Cure Is Poetry

In Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, Tony Hoagland makes a compelling case that poetry is just what America needs, so long as it's the right kind of poetry.


Monday, October 13 2014

Why You Have No Idea What Your Favorite Characters Look Like

Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.


Thursday, July 17 2014

The Words That Maketh Murder

David Bromwich's Moral Imagination Is an exploration of the relationship between the America national consciousness and political discourse.


Tuesday, May 13 2014

Puritans, Wendigos, and Hillbillies, Oh My!

The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture examines the persistent fear of rural places and their inhabitants in the American collective consciousness.


Monday, April 21 2014

Will Yet Another Scholarly Trip to Walden Yield Any New Truths?

This vigorous interdisciplinary approach brings a revealing new perspective to a well-worn classic of American literature.


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