Dear Aristotle, My son came home for Christmas from his freshman year of college with his head full of new ideas. One of them has driven a wedge in our holiday feasts: the issue…Read More
Little-known fact: Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize-winning Irish novelist, poet and playwright, was also a prolific standardized-test writer. What follows is a selection of SAT questions from his archive.Read More
A middle-aged man and a five-year-old boy arrive at a relocation center in a nameless Hispanophone country. They are assigned the names Simón and David. We learn that Simón met David aboard ship and…Read More
My teaching incorporates ruptures and shock; I will lecture on unassigned readings; I will surprise rather than illuminate. I will light the fires of imagination; I will light real fires.Read More
Jonathan Ullyot teaches literature at the University of Chicago. He is the screenwriter of Crime Fiction and Mulligan.