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.
Between Jules Verne and ‘The Hunger Games,’ the stories we will enjoy and accept have changed—because our assumptions about the world have, too.
One of the great prejudices of our time is that direct information is king. But the great books offer another, more satisfying way to realize truth.
Some people act as if reading paranormal romance stories is awkward. But they’re probably reading it, too.
Calling kids purple penguins instead of boys and girls in Lincoln, Nebraska schools is just a first step towards remaking gendered thoughts.
Sure, Ayn Rand glorified plutocrats and looked down on poor people—if you’re reading a completely different book.
Sales of Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” have been disappointing. Here are 7 current books with much better Amazon sales rankings.
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