Author Archives: Randy Boyagoda

Our Don Quixote, Ourselves

Cervantes’ masterpiece captures the modern human condition in all of its layers and ambiguities.

T.S. Eliot, American

How his St. Louis roots and rocky marriage made “The Waste Land” possible

Updike’s Affair With America

From suburban sex to Vietnam and the Postal Service, the novelist’s judgments are a measure by which he’s judged today.