Blogs tagged "19th century American literature"

Celebrating Herman Melville

Monument Mountain near Great Barrington, Massachusetts
“Melville, as he always does, began to reason of Providence and futurity, and of everything that lies beyond human ken . . . It is strange how he persists—and has persisted ever since I knew him, and probably long before—in wandering to-and-fro over these deserts, as dismal and monotonous as the sand hills amid which we were sitting . . . If he were a religious man, he would be one of the most truly religious and reverential; he has a very high and noble nature, and better worth immortality than most of us.” —Nathaniel HawthorneRead More »

Q and A with Film Historian Michael Sragow

Michael Sragow
Tell us about the goals of the new Moviegoer series at the Library of America. Most film lovers are also book lovers, and vice versa. The Moviegoer aims to satisfy their dual appetites.Read More »