Songs and Sonnets

Memory, Desire, and the Need for Biography: The Case of Emily Dickinson


The Name of God Is Simple

on China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

on Shadow Over the Promised Land: Slavery, Race and Violence in Melville’s America by Carolyn Karcher

on The Story of Story Magazine: A Memoir by Martha Foley & Jay Neugeboren

An “Eye” for an “I”: American Romantic Painting of the Nineteenth Century (on “A Man of Genius”: The Art of Washington Allston, 1779-1843 by William H. Gerdts, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.; & American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850-1875; Paintings, Drawings, Photo Graphs by John Wilmerding)

The Woolfs and Other Lions (on Bloomsbury: A House of Lions by Leon Edel; Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf by Phyllis Rose; Virginia Woolf by Michael Rosenthal;& The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf, Ian Parsons)