Jane Tompkins is a teacher and scholar known for her work on popular women’s novels of the American 19th century. Her book on Western novels and films, West of Everything, won a prize from the American Popular Culture Association, and her memoir of teaching and learning, A Life in School, received an award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Her latest memoir is Reading Through the Night. She has lectured and given workshops all over the United States and now lives in New York City, the Catskill Mountains, and South Florida.
Larger and More Befuddling Questions: On Jane Tompkins’s “Reading Through the Night”
Dylan Brown reads through “Reading Through the Night” by literary critic Jane Tompkins....