Literature

Associated Press September 03, 2019
A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school’s priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits.
Jeffrey Meyers August 21, 2019
In his new biography of Henrik Ibsen, Ivo de Figueiredo describes the story of the suffering artist, his father’s bankruptcy, his years as an apothecary’s assistant and his role as writer and theater manager.
Anthea Butler June 08, 2019
James Cone's autobiography shows that theology does not arrive out of a sterile doctrinal laboratory but from the pains, sufferings and triumphs of the people of God.
John Poch May 03, 2019
Students who read literature have done so most of their lives because of beauty, not because of literary theory.
Photo: Rachel Brown
Jason Myers April 26, 2019

In “Steepletop,” an essay in which Mary Oliver recalls her time living at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s estate of the same name, she insists: “We need to be each others’ storytellers—at least we have to try. One wants to know what the beautiful strangers were like—one needs to know.

James T. Keane April 26, 2019
Books for every kind of reader are featured in our Spring Books special literary issue.