By Lorraine Berry 4 min read
Sandra Allen's book translates the writings of her schizophrenic uncle: a smart, thoughtful man who struggled to make himself understood.
By Lorraine Berry 10 min read
A refutation of J. D. Vance's portrayal of the working class in his book, Hillbilly Elegy, using Steven Stoll's Ramp Hollow.
By James L. Haley 5 min read
James L. Haley, author of the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure series, shares the importance of the authenticity of language in a work of historical fiction.
By Tobias Carroll 8 min read
Language so often works for us – but occasionally, it can be used to cause mayhem and destruction, as in these ten extraordinary novels.
By Kory Stamper 5 min read
Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, shares the definitions of 8 delightful words and phrases that have fallen out of the public consciousness.