Month: July 2014

Shady Characters

Dean Koontz wants every American to read Flannery O’Connor; Josephine Livingstone is shivering in Tolkien’s shadow, and knows more about medieval dragons than you do; Keith Houston talks about the humble pilcrow; Eva Brann talks about books.


Antique Dreams

Sarah Bond and Matthew Neujahr on Ancient Tooth Dreams; Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry on Teaching the Liberal Arts to High Schoolers; Brian Cummings on Pindar and Football; Daniel Mendelsohn on Patrick Leigh Fermor; Katy Waldman on Tolkien’s Beowulf; Brad Leithauser on Reading Through Someone Else’s Eyes; Peter Kalkavage on Writing to Learn.

Rand's View

Rand’s View

Between Falls Village and Salisbury, Rand’s View looks north into the rolling hills of Connecticut and the unpopulated wilderness of western Massachusetts.


Summer Reading

T. Boatswain & C. Nicolson, A Traveller’s History of Greece; G.K. Chesterton, The Well and the Shallows; E.R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros; Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll; Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies; Daniel Pinkwater, Lizard Music; A.G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life.