Harold Bloom antagonized academics and cultural theorists, but remained a staunch advocate of transcendence through literature.
Benjamin Moser’s biography of Susan Sontag presents its subject as a mass of contradictions.
Poet and editor Kathryn Mockler’s latest project is an online call to arms around the ongoing climate emergency.
Christina Baillie and Martha Baillie have created a unique dual text that examines the linguistic manifestations of schizophrenia.
A copy of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel, marked up by a British judge’s wife, will remain in the U.K. following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Muriel Spark’s pitiless treatment of her characters is on full display in the merciless irony of “A Member of the Family.”
Former Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke provides an incisive critique of pernicious historical acts of racial burlesque.
In addition to being a sprawling and complex work of fiction, Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport offers a master class in the art of the aphorism.
In its entirety, Ducks, Newburyport represents a towering fictional edifice that is as engaging and readable as it is formally ambitious.
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