I’m a big fan of the Library of America, a non-profit organization that publishes excellent volumes of works by America’s great authors. Just for the many volumes of Henry James, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and William James alone, this would be a great enterprise. But they publish great authors from the founding fathers to contemporaries, such as Philip K. Dick and Philip Roth.
Their new blog, Reader’s Almanac, will feature posts related to the authors and volumes in their collection. I’m looking forward to their posts, as a way of learning more about the many great authors I’ve discovered as a subscriber to their series. (I have more than 100 volumes from the Library of America already.) If you are interested in American literature, you should check it out.