Book Reviews

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

A World Weird and Wondrous 

A classical music star offers a peek behind the curtain

by Wynne Delacoma | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera · by Matthew Aucoin

New York Was Very Heaven 

The midcentury newcomers who reshaped the art world

by Andy Grundberg | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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

Tales of Mercy and Sacrifice 

An Italian scholar’s exploration of the Hebrew Bible

by Randy Rosenthal | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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

Mightier Than the Sword 

A celebrated cartoonist looks back on his singular life and career

by Jerome Charyn | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir · by Edward Sorel

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

Her Pages Caught Fire

A new biography of a ferociously talented and determined writer

by Rosanna Warren | Thursday, November 11, 2021

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

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