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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Literature & Free Expression


May 2014

Books That Changed Me

I think I fell in love with language the day my father first read to me from the Rootabaga Stories.

Oct 2004

The Closing of the American Book

Reading is not an active expression like writing, but it is not a passive experience either. It requires effort, concentration, attention.

Sep 1998

Art in China: Censorship, Secrecy, and the Struggle to be Heard

In a society in which art is repressed, it gains in urgency what it loses in visibility.