How do innocuous words become insidious in the face of a public health emergency?
Scholars once doubted that pre-literate peoples could ever have composed and recited poems as long as the Odyssey. Milman Parry changed that.
The rascally cherub has been part of Valentine's Day lore since Chaucer’s time.
People who criticize African American Vernacular English don't see that it shares grammatical structures with more "prestigious" languages.
Jane Austen gave her character Emma Woodhouse plenty of off-putting qualities. So does she even deserve her popularity?
Hint: Branch out from serial killers coming through the window.
As the 21st century unravels, Ray Bradbury remains a fundamental figure of the sci-fi genre.
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The science fiction author Isaac Asimov engaged in forms of unwanted touching with countless women. It set the tone for the entire genre.
The science fiction author Cixin Liu is best known for his mind-bending trilogy The Three Body Problem.