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One of the nation's finest historians, Studs Terkel has told the story of twentieth-century America through the voices of ordinary people.
Toni Morrison's slim new novel, Love, may seem, at first glance, to fit within a group of books one could crudely call Morrison Lite, not requiring any heavy lifting from the reader like h
Since 9/11, terror has become one of the most fashionable issues on both the American and the international agenda, and almost every publisher has rushed to publish a book written by one of the i
Errol Morris: After you left the Johnson Administration, why didn't you speak out against the Vietnam War?
This essay, from the November 25, 1931, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.
John Berger, best known for the essay collection Ways of Seeing, is
not a timid writer. His oeuvre comprises novels, poems, criticism and
It's a cliché to say that an artist draws his power from his
contradictions, but the lives of the great composers provide easy grist
for the mill.
Martin Amis is the most condescended-to novelist of his time. He is also
one of the most literate, funny, quotable and (this the condescenders
never neglect to mention) talented.
While filming in Western Australia in May 1999, the critic Robert Hughes
survived--barely--a head-on collision with another car.
Most biographies of literary figures are a wonderful substitute for
actually having to read the work.