Reprobates

Was ever another war fought with more literary panache than the English Civil War? The pugnacious royalist poets known as the Cavaliers receive vivid treatment from the erudite John Stubbs, who dispels the cliché of their dandified nature and shows such men as Robert Herrick and Sir John Suckling in all their brawling glory.

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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