Nation Topics - Literacy and Reading
News and Features
The mayor's budget plan would close libraries. The people say, Think again.
Why the commentariat's response to hand-wringing about "the decline of reading" condescends to the large mass of nonspecialist readers.
The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?
An account of the most recent installment in the nation's sick love affair with literary exhibitionists.
In a book-length essay on the novel, Milan Kundera foresees the curtain of literary history drawing to a close.
An ambitious two-volume history of the novel explores its evolution across
continents and centuries.
As Nazis dropped bombs in Warsaw, poet Czeslaw Milosz wrote a collection of literary criticism that sought to trace the rise of totalitarianism by deconstructing the mythologies of Western modernity.
Faulkner does Oprah.
William Faulkner makes Oprah's Book Club this summer.
Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.
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