The BBC flatly rejected a previous attempt to erect a statue in 2011, on the grounds that Orwell was too left-wing. Irony is now officially dead.
Agatha Christie’s books have been sold more than a billion times in English. A new version of her ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ opens November 10.
A Mississippi school district is going after Harper Lee’s classic work, contending that its difficult themes will make students too uncomfortable.
Free verse is a symptom of a disease that afflicts the whole body of modern art — it’s the slow-creeping tingling in the fingers and toes that indicates the tumor growing in the brain.
Jack Kerouac would have hated me, because I took his work seriously rather than as cautionary tales. So did the entire Beat generation.
Amid their male privilege, these Hollywood directors apparently forgot that a sizeable segment of the population has gone barking mad.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
Today, April 27, it’s Carry a Poem in Your Pocket Day—#PocketPoem. This is one of the many festivities of the National Poetry Month.
Many people have a hard time finding the point of poetry, much less poetry that boasts of its nonsensical content; but poetry is the literature of compacted significance.
Here’s how our politically obsessed and ideologically sequestered press would report on C.S. Lewis’s classic children’s fantasy series.
The loss of Richard Adams is a call to mourn and to reflect on the novel that has deeply touched many of us.
I wanted to build my life upon Madeline L’Engle’s model. She ultimately failed me, but not completely; and I love her still.
In ‘Moby-Dick,’ Herman Melville offers us a prophetic portrait of the American demagogue that might serve as a textbook for any unscrupulous politician.
The current set of easy attacks on Rudyard Kipling miss the center of his ‘Jungle Book’ stories.
Rather than rejecting his Western tradition, Umberto Eco embraced it, and saw himself as contributing to it.
Harper Lee was more than the sum of her words, as powerful as they were.
The reception for Ayn Rand’s “lost” novel is already out to be an ironically fitting tribute to its theme.
Mark Cuban says Net Neutrality is torn out of the pages of “Atlas Shrugged.” But this is far from the first time real life has imitated Ayn Rand’s fiction.
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