Rokhl’s Golden City: A different take on Walt Whitman
Third in a series on the American left: a tale of buried treasure
The epiphany that led to a national literature’s single greatest achievement: tucked in a prosaic, newly discovered early novel are the seeds of ‘Leaves of Grass’
What Walt Whitman can tell us about our democracy
A scholar discovers a hidden text by the great American author of ‘Song of Myself.’ But can the celebrated democrat survive the politics of 21st-century academia?
A tale of two Edgars, and the predestination of names
Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature