Letter to an Undergraduate from Annabel Patterson

Advice to anyone over fifty: Shun the advice mode. Its best known model is Polonius, and we all know what happened to...

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Cloud of Sparrows book by Takashi Matsuoka reviewed by Su Mon Han

Takashi Matsuoka’s first novel takes us to 1861, six years after the opening of Japan to the West. Genji, the...

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“The Little Friend book by Donna Tartt reviewed by Sonja Ostrow”

Writers, like pop stars, are often one-hit wonders. Assignation to this category seemed to be the fate of Donna Tartt,...

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The Seven Sisters book by Margaret Drabble reviewed by Marisa Knox

What would literary heroines of old have done without an inheritance? Would Jane Eyre have met Rochester again on her...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation book by Translated by W.S. Merwin reviewed by James Coleman

As everyone knows, a proper Knight of the Round table cannot tolerate an affront to his honor. Due to some clause in...

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Three Junes book by Julia Glass reviewed by Daniel Barrett

Julia Glass admires Shakespeare, Pope, and George Eliot, but she says her desire to write like them is an...

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