“Bang’s sparkling 21st-century adaptation of Dante’s lesser-read masterpiece packs in rewarding surprises at every turn.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review If I had, Reader, a longer interval in which to write,I would, at least as a parting shot, singOf the sweet drink that never would’ve satisfied me, But the cards of the second canticle have all beenSpread […]
“We often think about genres of love narratives, whether they’re films or novels, as frivolous,” said Jessica Rosenfeld, of Arts & Sciences. “But in the Middle Ages, love stories, love narratives, love songs, were invested with the highest seriousness.”
With the publication of her first novel, “The Kimono Tattoo,” Rebecca Copeland moves from translation to fiction writing and brings a literary perspective to the cultural history of kimonos.
Over the course of 20 novels and now a new Netflix series, author V. E. Schwab has drawn together magic and reality to create unforgettable stories.
“Let It Be Morning,” a new film based on the 2006 novel by Sayed Kashua, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, will compete at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Poets & Writers has awarded the 2021 Jackson Poetry Prize to Carl Phillips, professor of English in Arts & Sciences.
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries has acquired the collection of Charles Johnson, the acclaimed author, cartoonist and essayist who won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel “Middle Passage.”
Europe and the Ottoman Empire through three 17th-century writers Even a casual perusal of seventeenth-century European print production makes clear that the Turk was on everyone’s mind. Europe’s confrontation of and interaction with the Ottoman Empire in the face of what appeared to be a relentless Ottoman expansion spurred news delivery and literary production in […]
During a lonely and difficult year, author Jason Schwartzman began allowing regular, everyday interactions with strangers to escalate. In this book, Schwartzman compiles dozens of these encounters and deftly reveals the kinship he finds there, ultimately reconsidering what it means to know someone.
University Libraries has selected the winners of the 2021 Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. It offers first and second prizes to undergraduate students and graduate students who write short essays about their personal book collections.