William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic. He taught at Yale from 1998-2008 and was a graduate instructor at Columbia from 1993-98.

Aug. 14 2014 2:20 PMSpirit GuidesStudents crave emotional mentorship from their teachers that their parents can’t give them. There’s nothing wrong with that. 
April 4 2011 6:56 AMThe Right Questions To Ask About LiteratureHarvard's Marjorie Garber gets them all wrong.
Sept. 12 2011 6:51 AMAn Infinite WalkAlfred Kazin's amazing 65-year journal.
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Dec. 22 2014 3:01 PM Slate Voice: “Santa Should Not Be a White Man Anymore” Aisha Harris reads her piece on giving St. Nick a makeover.