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In “A Clockwork Orange,” Onstage Violence Turns Red Hot

Anthony Burgess' violent dystopia: is it here?

“The Sense of the Past”: Henry James’s Rickety WABAC Machine

The unfinished, posthumously published 1917 novel transports its hero back to 1820.

Victor Lodato Spins a New Jersey Gothic Tale

A prizewinning playwright turns to fiction with a dark side.

“Finding Babel”: Family Documentary Uncovers Soviet History

The mystery remains unresolved, but as the film ends, we are invited into the search.

Trump’s Behavior, Elucidated by 10 Fictional Characters

These characters behave very badly. NOT good. SAD!

Paying Homage to Hope in the Era of Trump

Remember: those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

10 Resolutions to End This Effed-Up Year of Trump

Let's be honest and kill the orange elephant in the room.

Dear God: “Nat Turner in Jerusalem” Arrives Off-Broadway

A harrowing scene from America's past, still alive in our present.

“Vinegar Girl”: Anne Tyler Tames the “Shrew”

American novelist determined to remake outmoded Shakespeare.

“Harry Potter” in the West End: A Hogwarts Report Card

Mostly good grades. But room for improvement.

Star-Spangled Slavery and the Great American Novel

Natashia Deón has come to bear witness.

Sinclair Lewis, Donald Trump: Yes, It Can Happen Here

A provocative 1935 novel as a cautionary tale for the 2016 election.

The Book as We Know It Is Dead. Here’s Why.

The thing that we typically call a book is a relatively new phenomenon.

The End?: The Illusion of Ambiguous Endings

Part of the human experience is to create a narrative arc out of one’s own life.

If He Only Had a Heart, This Would Be His Play

A story of a man losing his humanity and (perhaps) his capacity for love.

Adam Sisman’s “John le Carré” Spies on David Cornwell

David Cornwell: still determining his true identity.

Atticus Finch Is As Atticus Finch Was

Can readers can grapple with nuance?

A Fanfiction for All Seasons

In defense of guerrilla literature.

Brave New Girl: Re-Imagining the Dystopian Tradition

By imagining the future of humanity, we study what it means to be human now.