Here are three pieces for this cold, dark night just before Thanksgiving.
The first looks at a number of authors who used prison time for writing. The list is much longer than the one here.
The second has to do with literature for adolescents.
The third examines a book about the antebellum South and literature. I am looking at several books right now about American literature during that period and am amazed at what I am finding. Upcoming will be a review of "The Columbian Oratory" and a piece on the Yadkin Valley Institute, which was founded at the end of the nineteenth century.