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American Classics

What Influence Did The Great Gatsby Have on American Literature?

Quora | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books

Much of American Literature is a consideration of our ability to head to the frontier, reinvent ourselves, free ourselves of the shackles of the past, the tragic fate of birth in a particular place. This is rather uniquely explored in The Great Gatsby.

The Word Collector: Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'

Dana Sachs | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Dana Sachs

People often speak of Cather's story about Jim Burden and his friendship with his childhood playmate Antonia as one of our great American novels

PHOTOS Shop Your Shape: 12 Pairs Of Jeans

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Getty Images Every girl has a stack of jeans on their shelf. But most girls, myself included, gravitate toward one or two pairs in their closet t...