Uncategorized | April 01, 2004

When I’m looking for good commentary on literature, one of the spots I turn to on the Web is NPR Books. The site keeps audio archives available for quite awhile, so if I hear about a show I missed, I can go there and listen whenever I wish. Today’s feature is “50 Years Later: A New Look at ‘Lord of the Flies’.” The story ran on All Things Considered and evaluated the literary significance of William Golding’s work. The main page also links to reviews, such as one by David Kipen of Rachel Cohen’s new book, Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967. In addition, you can check out this page for book lists on various topics and information on new children’s literature.

And of course, don’t forget to take a look at The Missouri Review‘s own commentary on recent books in our book review section.