Poet Christian Wiman wrote an essay about despair that went viral. It explored his life in brief, specifically writer's block, falling in love, being diagnosed with an incurable cancer and faith in God. His new book, "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer," grew from that essay. Here's a glimpse.
The new issue of "The American Scholar" features a troubling article about the decline of English literature as a college major. It's worthy reading. Plus, 10 books from my college bookshelf. Are they now irrelevant?