James Seaton

'...but let us never fear to negotiate' (John F. Kennedy)

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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Bill Mauldin, Audie Murphy in ‘The Red Badge of Courage’ (1951)

Seeing ‘Red’

The imaginary lives of an American realist

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By JAMES SEATON

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Irwin, Nebraska

The Middle Way

Recognizing a neglected landscape in American history.

Apr 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 29 • By JAMES SEATON

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Reinhold Niebuhr (1956)

The Good(?) Old Days

The postwar cultural consensus was not so stable.

Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20 • By JAMES SEATON

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Richard Wright, 1945

The Wright Stuff

Understanding the radical vision of ‘Native Son.’

Sep 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 03 • By JAMES SEATON

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Exile at Large

Exile at Large

The outsider’s insights on the American soul.

Feb 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 23 • By SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

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