January 9, 2018

That Never Happened

By Laura Maylene Walter

The memory came back to me today while I was washing dishes and privately fuming over a Facebook thread. A Facebook thread! Such a trivial thing to get worked up […]

April 29, 2015

Drunken Savages with Quill Pens

By Amit Majmudar

At one point in his Philosophical Letters on the English, in which he observed the culture and society of France’s rival across the Channel, Voltaire, that paragon of French neoclassical […]

March 3, 2015

Night Thoughts (I)

By Amit Majmudar

Dickinson’s dashes and erratic capitalizations seem unusual or eccentric only to those who are unfamiliar with 19th century letter-writing. Byron’s letters, for example, are punctuated entirely in Dickinsonese, and similarly […]