By Robert Brenner
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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814. The details of the event are the stuff of romantic legend -- the two courting (if not...
A true-life tale of madness, scandal, and murder in Gilded Age New York.
The most illuminating interviews with novelists may be the ones they weave into their fictions.
God bless visionary eccentrics, a type the British Isles are particularly good at producing. Without them, life would be merely a long dreary trudge through a bleak forest of duties and...
July 27: The American novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick was born on this day in 1916. In 1963 Hardwick co-founded the New York Review of Books, aimed at...
A tale of love's labors in a New York of the near future, from the celebrated comic novelist.