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A painting of a woman reading at a table.

How Should One Read a Book?

To read a book well, one should read it as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926
Graphic with lyres. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos

Ars Poetica

Marie Borroff
April 1, 1948
Detail from The Flood of Noah (Genesis 7:11-24), ms W.106.3R, Walters Art Museum.

Noah’s Flood

The Gawain Poet,
Marie Borroff
July 1, 2004
Red texture in cloth

Conspicuous Erudition

The new black poetry
Jerome Ellison Murphy
April 1, 2020
Abstract ornamental pattern

On Long Poems

Four recent books make length a virtue
Stephanie Burt
April 1, 2020
Painting showing a man and woman in a field

The Angelus

Nan Z. Da
January 1, 2019
A Black woman raises her fist at a protest against police violence. Joyce by Miki J / Creative Commons

The Uses of Memory

Ecstasy in the midst of struggle
Roger Reeves
June 1, 2020
Group of people on stage in dim light

From Films to Operas

New interpretations of It's a Wonderful Life, The Exterminating Angel, and more
Dewey Faulkner
July 1, 2019
A man stands behind a large plant.

The Films of Alice Rohrwacher

A review of the director's work in Italian cinema
Elizabeth Leake
July 1, 2019
A woman looks down mournfully in a still from the film Roma.

On "Roma"

A review of Alfonso Cuarón's film
Charles Taylor
July 1, 2019