A new Home Forum feature

A new Tuesday feature of The Home Forum begins on this page. ''The loose-leaf library'' brings together writings by authors from all ages - Homer's to Hemingway's. They are printed to fit a small loose-leaf notebook for readers who choose to collect them, perhaps along with selections from other sources. Please let us know of authors and/or particular writings you would like considered.

The goal? A handy sampler of the riches, controversy, delight, and diversity in a literary heritage that belongs to everyone. Today James Russell Lowell talks of politics in 1884, or is it 1984? Coming: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Benchley, Edmund Burke.

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