Looking back: Wharton, Fitzgerald, and Ourselves

By Caitlin O’Hara Think of favorite endings of books that really resonate: Levin and his revelation towards goodness at the end […]

A Tender Evening in JR Moehringer’s “The Tender Bar”

By Jennifer Locke The local bar: it’s a place both mythologized and longed-for, a place Americans with packed schedules and […]

“Put the Map Away” and Other Travel Tips from Samantha Brown

By Amanda Festa Literary Traveler recently attended the first Women’s Travel Fest in New York — one day, countless inspiring and […]

Gatsby: Under the Red, White, and Blue

By Jessica Monk Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald was distantly related to the man who composed “The Star-Spangled […]

Betty Smith Knew Brooklyn

By Amy Hamblen Growing up in the Midwest, my childhood was a whirl of swimming in strip pits, hunting for […]

Homesick and Happy in Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

By Sue Norton Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn operates, like so much of modern fiction, on planes of moral ambiguity and […]

James Fenimore Cooper: Cooperstown’s Literary Ghost

by Victor A. Walsh  By mid-morning on this dreary gray Sunday, crowds of people dressed in shorts and sporting baseball […]

Literary Brooklyn Heights

by Norm Goldstein “I live in Brooklyn,” Truman Capote once wrote. “By choice.” He described the New York City borough, […]

One’s Self and the Other: NYC and The History of Love

I was standing alone in the Buhre Avenue station, waiting for the number six train to arrive and bring me downtown, where I would attend a going-away party for friends who would not be coming back, mourning a loss that had not yet occurred.

The Irrational Allure of Writers’ Houses*

*Adapted for Literary Traveler from the Introduction to A Skeptic’s Guide To Writers’ Houses By Anne Trubek Around the time […]