Joyce Carol Oates on Joyce Carol Oates, by Alexandra Alter, on 'A Widow's Memoir', by Joyce Carol Oates (via Arts & Letters Daily)
Money and Manners, by Christopher Caldwell, review of 'Manhattan Monologues', by Louis Auchincloss (via Joseph Bottum at First Things)
Walker Percy at Notre Dame: on receiving the Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame at the 1989 Commencement (via Charlotte was Both)
Why Do People Love 'Catcher in the Rye'? by Gish Jen
Giving Emerson the Boot, by William Major and Bryan Sinche
Bible Study, by Rich Cohen, review of 'Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible', by David Plotz
Reading Rat: Recommended reading by these authors.
Also of interest: Bring Back Dwight! by John Summers, review of 'Against the American Grain', by Dwight Macdonald