JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Wuthering Heights

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Here is one of them, plus related ...
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson and the Female Gothic

Critic Ruth Franklin has published a new biography on the criminally overlooked novelist, short story writer, and essayist Shirley Jackson.
F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1921

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review Reviews F. Scott Fitzgerald

Selections from the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
Maggie Nelson

MacArthur Genius Fellow Maggie Nelson Writes Poetry, Too. Here’s Some Of It.

She can pack a room with her prose, but Maggie Nelson's got a poet's ear.
imessage punctuation

The Strange Life of Punctuation!

Punctuation is often a symbolically loaded. Is there anything else so heavily regulated, codified and coddled as the period, comma, or exclamation point?
Blake's "Newton"

Does Science Destroy Wonder?

Tom Wolfe's new book accidentally rehashes an age-old question: does scientific progress nullify beauty? What's the relationship between science and art?

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth is one book JSTOR Daily readers told us they remember fondly from childhood.
Agatha Christie, pharmacist

Agatha Christie, Pharmacist

If you think “poison” when you think Agatha Christie, you’re dead on. Many of her novels feature poison. But did you know Dame Agatha was also a pharmacist?
Road Dahl

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Roald Dahl

What don't you know about the famous children's book author?
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Gabriel García Márquez

This week the beloved magical realist author Gabriel García Márquez was put on Colombia's 50,000 peseta bill.