Book Reviews

Ancestral Present

The fruits of a decades-long inquiry into contemporary Indian culture

by Shirley Streshinsky | Monday, September 20, 2021

<em>Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California </em> · by Malcolm Margolin

Touché-ing the Void 

How can we live only to die?

by John Kaag | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

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

Poet of the Extreme 

A noted novelist considers the life of an American master

by Steven G. Kellman | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane · by Paul Auster

Her Pages Caught Fire 

A new biography of a ferociously talented and determined writer

by Rosanna Warren | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick · by Cathy Curtis

The Capital of Self-Reliance 

How a backwater became a philosophical powerhouse

by Anne Matthews | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The Transcendentalists and Their World · by Robert A. Gross

Holding the Reigns 

Four queens condemned to live in interesting times

by Ingrid Rowland | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

When Women Ruled the World: Making the Renaissance in Europe · by Maureen Quilligan

Life in the Shadows

The trauma and violence that prop up our economy

by Nancy Isenberg | Thursday, September 02, 2021

Lessons in Abstraction

The strange life of Europe’s most overlooked modernist

by Andrea Scrima | Monday, August 30, 2021

Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser · by Susan Bernofsky

From Mojave to the Moon

The new space race looks to put the superrich into orbit

by M. G. Lord | Monday, August 23, 2021

Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut · by Nicholas Schmidle

Companions Through Time

A writer traces the footsteps of an Italian revolutionary icon

by N. S. Thompson | Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna · by Tim Parks

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