Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.

To improve your visit to our site, take a minute and upgrade your browser.

The Erich Segal Archive

His pieces for The New Republic.

Erich Segal, the classics professor and author of works such as Love Story, passed away on Saturday. He was also a contributor to The New Republic. Here are his wonderful pieces for the magazine.

"The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years" (07/03/76)

"White, Black and Very Blue" (07/31/76)

"Slouching Towards America" (10/02/76)

"The Loveliness of the Long Distance Runner" (07/23/77)

"The Oresteia of Aeschylus" (06/30/79)

"The Wrath of Man" (05/14/81)

"The Limits of Sport" (09/16/81)

"The Athletic Hero" (09/19/83)

"Heroes and Echoes" (07/04/88)

Here is a tribute to Segal by Martin Peretz:

“Erich Segal Z”L” (1/21/10)