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Articles by Kenyon Gradert

“In Some Bright Place”

March 1st, 2017
“In Some Bright Place”

Storyteller George Saunders has written his first novel. Lincoln in Bardo hits many of the old, familiar notes, but there is something new and unexpected as well.

Loving American Philosophy: A Testimony

October 1st, 2016
Loving American Philosophy: A Testimony

John Kaag’s memoir of personal engagement with American philosophy demonstrates its ongoing vitality. Kenyon Gradert reviews.

The Smooth Handle

June 1st, 2016
The Smooth Handle

Did Thomas Jefferson love his slave, the mother of his children Sally Hemings? A new novel asks the question factually and counterfactually, and Kenyon Gradert sums up the results.