José Vergara remembers the Russian writer Andrei Bitov, who died on December 3.
Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed respond to Grace Lavery's essay "Grad School as Conversion Therapy."
"Had he died during the 1960s, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would have been remembered as a hero, a prophet, and a great writer from a country of great writers."
"Many nations bet on America to show the way in different aspects of political life." Evan Mwangi describes how the US can improve minority representation.
Anjan Sundaram on V.S. Naipaul, whose flaws, rather than his powers as a writer, have unjustly become the focus since his death.
Inman Majors outlines a lineage of Southern literature that has been eclipsed in readership and acclaim by the Southern Gothic tradition.
Anna Dorn interviews Jill Soloway and reviews her new book "She Wants It."