Carson McCullers helped organize the first productions at Cherry Grove Community House and Theater in the late 1940s. This summer the theater’s $1.5m restoration will be complete.
Charles Shafaieh is a freelance arts journalist and critic. A regular contributor to The Daily Beast, his work has also appeared in Slate, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Music & Literature, Public Books, and other publications. He lives in New York City, where he is on the editorial staff of The New York Review of Books.
In life, José Saramago refused to see his once-rejected book Skylight published. Now, after his death, the once “lost” book is available for all to read the writer’s younger work.
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A 15th century slave’s monologue, a sheepherder’s confrontation with mysterious violence, and a clear-eyed look at the Mormon Church’s fraught origins.
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