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Melanie Rehak

Melanie Rehak is the author of Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her. She is at work on a book about the pleasures and politics of feeding a family in the twenty-first century, to be published in 2009, and a book of poems called Autobiography: New York.

  • Books and Ideas April 22, 2008

    The Light Stuff

    The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?

    Melanie Rehak

  • Poetry December 14, 2006

    A View From the Bridge

    Hart Crane, one of America's greatest poets, relished the extremes that eventually destroyed him.

    Melanie Rehak

  • Cities January 4, 2006

    Dr. Fun

    Kenneth Koch was one of the merrier in the bunch known as the New York School of poets. But he was more than just a poet of humor. He sought the essential nature of human existence, and displayed his infectious awe of the universe in enchanting verse.

    Melanie Rehak

  • Poetry June 10, 2004

    Ugly Beauty

    In the fall of 1958, the second book by a young British poet named Philip Larkin made it across the ocean and into the consciousness of American poetry.

    Melanie Rehak

  • Fiction October 9, 2003

    Local Color

    A review of Fortress of Solitude, by Jonathan Lethem.

    Melanie Rehak

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