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Land of Lincoln: A Review

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In the elementary schools of the American Midwest, Abraham Lincoln has always enjoyed a good press. Schoolchildren in northern Indiana, I can attest, marked Lincoln’s birthday by drawing crayon portraits of the president while listening to inspirational stories about his life. In middle school . . . . Continue Reading »

The Compleat Literary Man

From the November 1995 Print Edition

The Anti-Egotist:Kingley Amis, Man of Letters. By Paul Fussell Oxford University Press, 206 pages, $23 Kingsley Amis is hard to beat at darts. His 1991 Memoirs, for example, showed a marked fondness for the pointed remark-and a rare skill at hitting the bullseye. Amis’ Memoirs targeted many of . . . . Continue Reading »