In “The Cathedral of Time,” Thomas Glynn tried to build a monument to the men who made, and lived in, the Dannemora prison. Illustration by Jacqueline TamShortly after the writer Thomas Glynn died, four and a half years ago, I got a note from the novelist Jonathan Lethem, whose family had gone to the same Quaker services in Brooklyn that Glynn’s family attended. I knew of Glynn’s work thanks to a few short stories that he published in The Paris Review, where I worked.
Arts & Culture Inside the Rainbow: Russian Children's Literature 1920-35: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times is a stunning compendium of illustrations from the twenties and thirties. As Philip Pullman writes in his introduction, In the dark and dangerous world of revolutionary Petrograd, a group of Russian poets and artists, among the greatest of the century, came together to create a new kind of book for children about to enter a Brave New World.