The 6 Great American Baseball Novels

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." Those words--written by American scholar Jacques Barzun--are now engraved on a plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. In his book, God's Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love Spiced with a Few Harsh Words ...

All Our Yesterdays: A Salute to the Bard

We have all heard--over and over and over again--that the greatest writer in the history of English literature is William Shakespeare. And we can all recognize how remarkable it is that plays he wrote more than four centuries ago--dramas and comedies performed for the masses--are still being performed around the ...

The Iliad and the Honeymooners: A Mashup for the Ages

Homer's Iliad is one of the most revered literary works of all time, admired for its artistry, its universal themes, and its profound influence on Western literature. Although I am no scholar of ancient Greek epic poems, I doubt whether many of those scholars have found parallels between the classic Gods of Mount ...