Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1863 ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’ has been turned into a carol popular at Christmastide. He wrote it on Christmas Day.
While the pronoun wars may be new to America, the writings of C.S. Lewis show that the fight over language as a way of controlling the mind is nothing new.
A recent critique of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by novelist Alice Randall has converted me into a full-throttled defender of Harper Lee’s coming of age tale.
You can tell a lot about a person’s politics and outlook on life—and mental stability—by looking at the poems he writes.
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.
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