Book Reviews

Tales of Mercy and Sacrifice

An Italian scholar’s exploration of the Hebrew Bible

by Randy Rosenthal | Monday, January 24, 2022

The Book of All Books · by Roberto Calasso (translated from the Italian by Tim Parks)

New York Was Very Heaven

The midcentury newcomers who reshaped the art world

by Andy Grundberg | Monday, January 17, 2022

The Loft Generation: From the de Koonings to Twombly: Portraits and Sketches, 1942–2011 · by Edith Schloss

Master of the Esoteric

A new biography of one of the past century’s most eclectic writers

by Charlie Lee | Monday, December 20, 2021

Literary Alchemist: The Writing Life of Evan S. Connell · Steve Paul

Mightier Than the Sword

A celebrated cartoonist looks back on his singular life and career

by Jerome Charyn | Monday, December 13, 2021

Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir · by Edward Sorel

A World Weird and Wondrous

A classical music star offers a peek behind the curtain

by Wynne Delacoma | Monday, December 06, 2021

The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera · by Matthew Aucoin

The Burden of Guilt 

A plea for grace and forgiveness after a terrible crime

by Lara Bazelon | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Uninnocent: Notes on Violence and Mercy · by Katharine Blake

Hoping for Recovery 

The long struggle to explain and treat drug dependency

by Charlotte Bismuth | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Urge: Our History of Addiction · by Carl Erik Fisher

The Capital of Self-Reliance

How a backwater became a philosophical powerhouse

by Anne Matthews | Monday, November 29, 2021

The Transcendentalists and Their World · by Robert A. Gross

Touché-ing the Void

How can we live only to die?

by John Kaag | Monday, November 22, 2021

The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning · by Paul Bloom

Visible Man

A writer whose early speculative fiction made him famous

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, November 15, 2021

The Young H. G. Wells: Changing the World · by Claire Tomalin

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