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What Makes a Great Interview
What Makes a Great Interview

“True storytellers write not because they can but because they have to. There is something they want to say about the world that can only be said in a story.”

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William Faulkner’s Little-Known Jazz Age Drawings, with a Side of Literary Derision
William Faulkner’s Little-Known Jazz Age Drawings, with a Side of Literary Derision

From the sartorial to the satiric, or how the award-winning author’s youthful pretensions earned him a helping of high-brow mockery.

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The Lincoln of Literature: Mark Twain, <em>The Atlantic</em>, and the Making of the Middlebrow Magazine
The Lincoln of Literature: Mark Twain, The Atlantic, and the Making of the Middlebrow Magazine

How Twain entered the literary elite and purged literature of elitism.

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Vintage Catalog Cards for Literary Classics from the Semi-Secret Archive of the Library of Congress
Vintage Catalog Cards for Literary Classics from the Semi-Secret Archive of the Library of Congress

An affectionate reminder that a book is a node in a complex human network of authors, readers, and librarians, connecting time, space, and sensibility.

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The Only Surviving Recording of Raymond Chandler’s Voice, in a BBC Conversation with Ian Fleming
The Only Surviving Recording of Raymond Chandler’s Voice, in a BBC Conversation with Ian Fleming

“You starve to death for ten years before your publisher knows you’re any good.”

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Edward Gorey’s Vintage Book Covers for Literary Classics
Edward Gorey’s Vintage Book Covers for Literary Classics

Melville, Conrad, Colette, Chekhov, Chaucer, Gogol, Kafka, Shaw, Pushkin, and more.

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