Robert Zaretsky

Robert Zaretsky teaches history at the Honors College at the University of Houston, and is the author, most recently, of Boswell's Enlightenment.

The Long 20th Century of Terror

A history in ten books

by Robert Zaretsky | Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Fabulist

A literary critic’s ugly deception

by Robert Zaretsky | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Life as a Door

Not exactly Yeats, but noteworthy nonetheless

by Robert Zaretsky | Friday, June 01, 2012

Plunging to Earth

Once the sport of daredevils, skydiving now offers it existential thrills to grandmothers, pudgy geeks, and even the occasional college professor

by Robert Zaretsky | Friday, June 03, 2011

Giving Absurdity Its Due

In the Panthéon, Albert Camus joins a kindred soul

by Robert Zaretsky | Monday, March 01, 2010