By Martin Puchner 12 min read
Excerpted from Martin Puchner's book, The Written World, these two passages examine the impact of Don Quixote and Harry Potter on the literary world.
By Lorraine Berry 18 min read
These six books explore various facets of culture through past TV shows and film, and reflect the cultural questions that society grapples with.
By Tom Blunt 3 min read
Apparently the prevalence of literature still has room to grow. We've got this, a look at female wins at the Hugo Awards, and more in today's Daily Blunt.
By Kathleen Anne Kenney 5 min read
Kathleen Anne Kenney explains why reading is crucial for adolescents, and gets personal as she talks about how books impacted her as she was growing up.
By Thomas Ricks 5 min read
Though Churchill and Orwell were never acquainted in their lifetimes, they finally get to know one another over a drink in the afterlife in this short play by Thomas Ricks.
By Janet Benton 4 min read
A reader who believes in a story opens to it, mind and body. Novels have to work harder than films or television dramas to induce this openness; they can’t dismantle defenses with mood music and exp