Despite welcome diversification, literary culture is also becoming more tied to elite educational institutions, and more difficult to enter.
“Just do something. Just do something. Just a very small thing. I’m not an ideological person, really.”
A resource for reading about, teaching, and discussing the novel as an artistic and cultural form.
Working as a children’s librarian in a “one-library town,” Cleary, age 23, found bored boys asking, “Where are the books about kids like us?”
The Novel Now
How do novels provoke readers to wrestle with complex, even dangerous ideas?
How does reading novels affect our understanding of the power dynamics that shape our lives?
How can novels expand our understanding of sex and intimacy in the digital age?
How do novels help us see the present in a broader historical perspective?