One of literature’s greatest wits crosses the pond, in search of exceptionalism abroad and within.
The memoirist talks about the bar as solace, sanctuary -- and second home.
The intensely private life of an artist who married the quotidian and the revolutionary.
The iconic Israeli writer talks about his memoir of the War of Independence and his late-in-life literary celebrity.
Charles Dickens's beloved characters often harbored terrible secrets. Their creator was no different.
The revolutionary painter, in the eyes of his contemporaries, was by turns a genius and simpleton.
A novelist reveals the real-life inspiration for his hard-luck fiction.
A deeply sympathetic examination of the Founding Father's paradoxes.
The novelist's correspondence shows a determinedly independent sensibility working patiently at becoming a legend.
The author of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson on his writing process, the challanges historians face, and how his subject acheived the full potential of the presidency.
Jack Kerouac's journey to the composition of On the Road was long, and filled with detours.
The Senate's champion of segregation endured long after the Dixiecrats were history.
The story of an American artist is also the snapshot of a lost world.
The legendary film star may have been a better actress in private life than she was on the screen.
How the great writer's life in exile emerged in a career of artistic revolution.
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