Literature

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.
James T. Keane April 26, 2019
Books for every kind of reader are featured in our Spring Books special literary issue.
James T. Keane April 26, 2019
In late fall we discussed Kate Bowler’s poignant memoir about being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. We followed that with one of three recent volumes of the collected short stories of Andre Dubus.
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.

John W. Miller April 25, 2019
Armed with enthusiasm, command of his material and a knack for analogy, Steve Brusatte has written a book that incarnates dinosaurs with color, sound and fury.