August, 2007

In Retrospect: Ann Charters on Joyce Johnson’s “Minor Characters.”

by admin | Aug-22-2007

Q: Has Joyce Johnson's memoir, Minor Characters reconfigured how we see Kerouac, what we know of him as a writer and a person? A: I don't think Joyce's...read »

What to Read this Fall

by Marcela Valdes | Aug-22-2007

1) The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Riverhead, Sept.)I'm completely over the moon for this novel, which Díaz fans have waited for ever...read »

In Retrospect: A Q&A with Joyce Johnson

by admin | Aug-20-2007

With the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road fast approaching (it was published on September 5, 1957), it is only appropriate to speak with Joyce...read »

In Retrospect: Helen Vendler on “Day by Day”

by admin | Aug-19-2007

Due to a scheduling conflict, Helen Vendler was unable to do an interview on "Day by Day" this week, as originally planned. But she has already said...read »

In Retrospect: Michael Hofmann on Robert Lowell’s “Day by Day”

by admin | Aug-18-2007

It seems to me that Day By Day always had the chiaroscuro not just of a late, but of a posthumous publication. A little baggy, a little wispy, a little too...read »

In Retrospect: Robert Lowell at Harvard, Fall 1969

by Nicholas Christopher | Aug-17-2007

In the fall of 1969, as a freshman, I applied, and was admitted, to Robert Lowell's advanced poetry workshop at Harvard, a coveted class with a limited...read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: Rigoberto Gonzalez

by Rigoberto Gonzalez | Aug-17-2007

Every once in a while I’m asked whether I miss "reading for fun." Meaning, do I miss reading a book for the sheer pleasure of it, without the looming...read »

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