A husband-wife team created the inquisitive little monkey. She was a rebel, he was a dreamer.
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Shirley Jackson’s Disappearing Act
newrepublic.com Underrated for most of her life, the author of "The Lottery" is at last experiencing a revival.
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"You have to love Charles Dickens’ knack for naming characters. Who else could have come up with monikers like Mr. Sweedlepipe, Honeythunder, Pumblechook, and Squeers?" 10 of the wackiest Dickensian names, deciphered.
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On Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry, which “chose the harder path of empathy.” (via The Millions)
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Joyce Carol Oates on Great Editors, Bad Reviews, and… The Internet
lithub.com The oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates alone could provide research opportunities for students of literature well into the next century. Oates, who has published over 50 novels, in addition to poetry, sho…
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