Olivia: An Oft-Overlooked Lesbian Novel
It took some fifteen years to bring Dorothy Strachey Bussy’s remarkable roman à clef to print, thanks to André Gide’s lukewarm reception.
Reversing the Trade of Māori Tattooed Heads
Preserved heads decorated with tā moko, or facial tattoos, were sacred objects to New Zealand's Māori. Then Europeans started collecting them.
10 Poems by Lucie Brock-Broido
Ten poems by the accomplished poet and teacher Lucie Brock-Broido.
How Facebook Revived the Epistolary Friendship
Would today's online, social media-based friendships look familiar to the letter-writing friends of earlier centuries, when epistolary friendships were also common?
How We Escape It: An Essay
Escape is an ancient word, escapism, a modern one, and the designation of a genre—“escape literature”—dates to the 1930s.
Did Mrs. Bach Write the Cello Suites?
A new documentary film Written by Mrs. Bach suggests that the composer’s second wife is the author of his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello & other works.