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Why Do We Read?

‘Wisdom and insight’ as the purpose of literature

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By JAMES SEATON

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Woman of Letters

Can Willa Cather be saved from her academic admirers?

Sep 17, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 01

Mother Tongue

There's a lot of history in the history of English.

Apr 2, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 28

The Appiahn Way

How to Do the Right Thing in the 21st Century.

Oct 9, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 04

Natural Selection

Yet another reason to admire the author of 'The Origin of Species.'

May 8, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 32

America's Critic

Edmund Wilson, mandarin in chief.

Dec 19, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 14

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