Queenly Cubana

In "Empress of the Splendid Season," Oscar Hijuelos continues his studies of the tissue of memory that provides for working-class Cuban-Americans a glamorous refuge from the conditions of life in Spanish Harlem.
Randall Holdridge

Tough Luck

Anderson solidifies his reputation with these non-fiction pieces treating subjects ranging from bullfights and cockfights to militia meetings.
Jim Carvalho

Writing In Ernest

The comparison to Ernest Hemingway of just any male under age 40 who writes about men outdoors or at war ought to make editors hang their heads in shame. Thom Jones' book is a case in point.
Randall Holdridge

Swamp Wisdom

Walt Kelley's Pogo comic strip helped define American political culture.
Gregory McNamee

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