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Orange being compressed in a hand vise


Who Said, “Compression Is the First Grace of Style”? Democritus or Demetrius?

An erroneous citation that lived on for decades in the text of a well-known poem.

A young James Laughlin and Ezra Pound


The Man Who Made American Modernism and Modernism American

James Laughlin, champion of literature

Opening pages of the First Folio


Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?

What the First Folio's history tells us about our greatest playwright

Sur's Ocean


Murty Classical Library of India Sheds Light on Sixteenth-century Lyrical Poet Surdas

Poems in the style proliferated for centuries.

The Wild Man illustration


How the Grimm Brothers Saved the Fairy Tale

The surprising history behind the world’s most famous collection of folk tales.

A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.


James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.


Editor’s Note

How do innovators innovate?

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn


Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts

H. L. Mencken with his brothers


H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic


Editor's Note