June 3, 2019

The Doodles of Famous Authors

By Caroline Hagood

I’m not shy about my love of words, letters, and even whole sentences. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a truly impressive feat of cultural curation over at […]

April 22, 2019

Do We Write for Others or Ourselves?

By Aatif Rashid

Last year, I wrote a piece for this blog about Jorge Luis Borges’s short story “The Secret Miracle,” arguing that it was the ultimate consolation for a writer, because it […]

September 2, 2014

The Wonderful Worlds of Borges

By Brian Michael Murphy

I recently came across an edited set of interviews with one of the true masters, Jorges Luis Borges. The book is Borges at Eighty: Conversations. I first encountered the Argentinian […]

July 26, 2013

Distant Lands, Close Quarters

By Cody Walker

When I put my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to bed at night, the last thing I tell her is “I love you a lot.” The “a lot” feels crucial—not as an intensifier […]

July 5, 2013

On Recommended Books

By Brian Michael Murphy

I’ve just returned from The Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, where I met wonderfully interesting people, received helpful feedback on my writing, and, as happens at such […]