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William Styron’s Overlooked Literary Criticism and Nonfiction Eye

Signature caught up with Styron biographer James West to talk about Styron’s nonfiction writing, his long career, and his literary legacy.


I Was a Child: The Infectious Nostalgia in Cartoonist BEK’s New Memoir

BEK, or Bruce Eric Kaplan, has been a longstanding New Yorker cartoonist. In 'I Was a Child,' he reflects on his family and his childhood.


Baseball Writer Roger Angell on Derek Jeter, Aging, and Love

Derek Jeter's retirement from baseball is the latest subject for Roger Angell, The New Yorker's beloved 94-year-old sportswriter.


Peek Into the Quirky Mind of James Thurber as His Secret Life of Walter Mitty Hits Theaters

This Christmas, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty hits theaters, adapted from a 1939 short story by James Thurber. Before escaping the dinner table for the cineplex, if you can get away with some light reading, you might consider Thurber's pseudo-autobiography My Life and Hard Times.


The Penmanship of Proust and All That It Triggers 100 Years After ‘Swann’s Way’

On contemplating the humanity of Proust’s handwritten revisions, his life in light of Edmund White’s accessible biography of the famous writer, and the question of what it actually means to be a quote-unquote novelist.