The 10 Best Lines in Literature: Let the Debate Begin

The editors of The American Scholar--the quarterly publication of the Phi Beta Kappa Society--have published a piece on their website featuring their ten favorite sentences from fiction and nonfiction. Several were familiar, including one each from The Great Gatsby, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A Farewell to Arms, and Pride ...

3 Footnotes in a Tub: Score Another for Ecclesiastes

A while back, I wrote a post on the topic of meta-fiction. Specifically, I discussed my naivete as to what I had assumed was the relatively recent vintage of that experimental genre and my subsequent astonishment at discovering that nearly five centuries before our current batch of meta-fiction hipsters Miguel ...