Multiple commentaries from the journal show a pattern of making sure white people aren’t taken for total villains when discussing slavery.
Censors thought it dirty and rebellious, but what makes Ulysses radical is its dramatization of the unending conflict between good and evil.
He taught us how to live with loss, and he told us, over and over again, that other utopias are possible.
The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.
The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.
The process of discovery, not their profundities as such, is what makes Lawrence’s poems so gripping.
A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?
Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.
The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.
What would it mean if we were to walk in his footsteps?