Though there have been scattered signs of renewed interest in Dwight Macdonald–a biography in 1994, a collection of letters in 2002–all but a fraction of his own writing molders unattended in
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers is Daniel Ellsberg’s story of his personal journey from being in the early 1960s a “dedicated cold warrior” who supported America’s e
Gioconda Belli–poet, novelist, society belle reborn as Sandinista comrade–has written a memoir of the Nicaraguan struggle that reads like a romance–a romance with politics and revolution, ce
“A war was about to start. Knots of wide-eyed people gathered in courtyards, in open fields, on street corners….
A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty Friedan’s formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in the 1940s.
A review of Cherry, by Mary Karr; On Writing, by Stephen King; and Ghost Light, by Frank Rich.
Chris Kraus reviews Cool for You, by Eileen Myles.