Articles of Note

The Bell Jar was published in England on January 14, 1963. Sylvia Plath killed herself 28 days later. A good career move, Anne Sexton observed... more »

New Books

Gabriele d?Annunzio had discolored teeth, little hair, one eye, and a libido that thousands of lovers couldn't satiate... more »

Essays & Opinions

Stanley Cavell dropped out of Juilliard and joined a philosophy department, but its language was too abstract. He was determined to reclaim fleshy, everyday words... more »