Barry Moser's wood engravings are eloquent commentaries on the characters of the
writers, musicians, artists, and other notables who have been his subjects
across the past few decades. His portraits—100 of which are collected and
beautifully reproduced here—are telling visions of complexity and attention.
From John Keats to e. e. cummings, Charles Dickens to Joyce Carol Oates, Moser's
faces speak volumes.
June 18: George Orwell's "As One Non-Combatant to Another" was published on this day in 1943. Orwell's poem arguing against pacifism quotes from Churchill's "finest hour" speech, delivered to Parliament and the nation on this day in…