Love. Death. Conflict. Civilization and its discontents. Do women and men tackle these enduring themes differently?
Ding Ling and Lu Hsun
Stories of the Chinese Revolution
Tillie Olsen and Leo Tolstoy
Olsen circles and Tolstoy is linear on life's ultimate questions.
Willa Cather and Gustave Flaubert
"Old Mrs. Harris" and "A Simple Heart"
Bessie Head and Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Love and hope in four stories by two great African writers.
Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
A couple expresses their shared activism in a range of styles and voices.
Edith Wharton and Henry James
An Edith Wharton and Henry James pairing explores "reality" in two classic tales.