Though I decided long ago to maintain some degree of skepticism where any historian is concerned, I enjoy and trust Paul Johnson above the rest.
“I Can’t Breathe” is the name of the first story I ever read by Ring Lardner. It concerns a well-to-do 18-year-old girl who is infatuated, off and on, with several boys.
In a 1974 movie called The Yakuza, it is claimed that the Japanese do not believe in a heaven or hell.
From 1942 to 1945, James Fahey served on board the USS Montpelier, and recorded his experiences in a diary.
Francis Marion Tarwater, a fourteen-year-old hillbilly, is the main protagonist of O’Connor’s second novel (published in 1960).
Franz Kafka, insurance agent and literary genius, died from tuberculosis in 1924 at the age of forty.
I read the introduction to “A Memoir of Mary Ann” years before I read the book itself.
Little is known about Emily Bronte who was born in England in 1818 and died in 1848 at the age of thirty
I first stumbled across the name of Henry Miller, the libertine, while reading a book about Thomas Merton…