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Legacy in Literary History


“Dear Rich,

Just thought I’d share this with you….I’ve been teaching my Pre-AP ninth grade English students about allusions and shared your book cover with some of them today. Amazingly enough, quite a few caught the red A and related it to Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. They thought it was an even better joke a second or two later when they remembered that the A was for adultery.

Thanks for a great visual allusion for my class…”

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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