Given the chance to write any kind of book on literary culture, this Cambridge professor chooses dead, white male established figures, oh – and the Brontë Sisters (everyone’s token girl writers!). No boundaries broken here.
08 Jan 2012
Saramago's trickery emphasizes an obvious, but often neglected, point about literature: words create reality rather than merely transcribe it.
28 Nov 2010
Joni Mitchell is unquestionably one of the finest popular songwriters of the last half-century, and takes her rightful place with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and a handful of others as a highly incisive observer of her generation's struggles and triumphs.
22 Jan 2003
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