A look at Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country" reveals how the main character, Undine Spragg, bares a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump.
Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," offers a useful socio-economic framework for the #MeToo Movement.
Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick considers the undertones of class and economic power in the work of Gillian Flynn.
Deanne Stillman and Cat Gwynn discuss the town of Twentynine Palms, and Stillman's book about the two young women who were killed there 27 years ago today.
Sophie Dess reviews Brian Dillon's essay collection "Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction."
Victoria Patterson explores Edith Wharton's keen sensibility to write characters who were flawed products of their environment.
Nathan Scott McNamara interviews Aisha Franz, illustrator and author of "Shit is Real."