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Marc Maron's Private Grief on a Public Stage

The risky healing power of Marc Maron's WTF podcast eulogy to Lynn Shelton.

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The High Art of Disownership in 'Death Sentence: London'

Death Sentence: London is quite possibly the most important work of 2015.

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In an Underground Bar With America's First Bohemians

Rebel Souls tells how Walt Whitman and a cast of colorful characters helped define American culture from a dark, 19th century basement bar in Manhattan.

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Occupy Literature: New York from Melville to the Beats

Before Occupy Wall Street rattled the money merchants, Herman Melville and the Beats shook the city's foundation with gumption and glee.

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'The American Stage' Is Best Enjoyed As Theatre As Literature

A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.

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American Experience: Walt Whitman

Like its subject, Mark Zwonitzer's Walt Whitman is grand and particular.

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Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate by Walt Whitman [ed. Christopher Castiglia and Glenn Hendler]

Duke University Press has reissued the Long Island-born bard's early temperance novel in a handsome paperback edition.

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