By Tobias Carroll 4 min read
A new collection of interviews with the late writer inspires curiosity about where his iconoclastic voice and views would fit in today's world.
By Tom Blunt 5 min read
Here's a batch of author quotes sympathetic to bah-humbuggers, conscientious objectors, and those deferring their merriment until a better year comes along.
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
Halloween, as scholars of myth tell us, is rooted in the idea of laughing in the face of death. Your holiday will not be complete without these stories taking a lighter approach to a very, umm, grave subject.
By Joanna Scutts 5 min read
Following up our roundup of the biographies that made the strongest showings in the year-end lists, here are the autobiographies and memoirs that most impressed critics (and us) in 2012.