The melodramatic descriptions of "fevers" in old novels reveal just how frightening the time before modern medicine must have been.
Flannery O'Connor employed grotesqueness and violence in her stories to illustrate the workings of grace on her characters.
Move over flâneur, here comes the flâneuse, the female version of the famous French walkers.
Ellen Umansky's novel The Fortunate Ones explores the psychological fallout of the World War II Kindertransport, which moved child refugees to England.
Healthy talk is often promoted as the way for us to become even better humans. But is talking about our health always a key to actual better health?
Exploring the text and subtext of Elizabeth Bishop's poems, inspired by a new biography called Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast.
Someone discovered a handful of previously unpublished letters written by Mary Shelley, stashed in private house in a small English village.
As a society becomes increasingly unstable, linguistic innovation happens more rapidly.
George Saunders' trademark dark humor is especially on display in this "deleted scene" from the novella Pastoralia, available for free here.
A new book is getting a lot of attention in the literary world right now…although its author died ...