John Le Carre

The Spy Novelist Who Was Actually a Spy

The author John le Carré, who real name is David Cornwall, is the subject of both a recent biography and his own brand new memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel.
James Baldwin

Why James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time Still Matters

For James Baldwin (1924-1987), the fundamental premises of American society needed revisiting. How we might view #BlackLivesMatter through his lens.
dia de los muertos

El Día de los Muertos in Poetry and Word

Celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, through the rich literary traditions of our JSTOR poets and writers.
Sylvia Plath

Ten Poems By Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932, and became in her short life one of the most influential poets of the era.
Fresh vegetables salad on wooden table

The Nitty-Gritty on Reduplication: So Good, You Have to Say it Twice.

Reduplication is a widespread linguistic process in which a part or an exact copy of a word is repeated, often for morphological or syntactic reasons (but not always).
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is one of them. 
Hogarth Press Vanessa Bell

In Praise of Small Presses

Writers have long run their own small presses in order to publish voices that might otherwise stay silent. 
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate

 Bob Dylan was been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The National Book Awards Shortlist

The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR. 
Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Story of Sherman Alexie

Happy 50th birthday to novelist, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. Learn about “one of the major lyric voices of our time" through his work.