Book Reviews

Visible Man 

An intimate view of a great American writer

by Randall Kenan | Monday, December 02, 2019

The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison · edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner

History, Alive and Well 

A writer’s tour of the Soviet world, 30 years after its collapse

by Graeme Wood | Monday, December 02, 2019

Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe · by Rory MacLean

A Biographer Looks Back

A noted practitioner reveals her tricks of the trade

by Ann Jefferson | Monday, December 02, 2019

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me · by Deirdre Bair

A Founding Class 

Two new studies of the man from Monticello

by Henry Wiencek | Monday, December 02, 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Education by Alan Taylor · Revolutionary Brothers by Tom Chaffin

Questions of Inspiration 

Should we try to see the poet in her poetry?

by Rachel Hadas | Monday, December 02, 2019

Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop · by Thomas Travisano

The Barber of Language

A new collection from a celebrated prose stylist

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Monday, December 02, 2019

Essays One · by Lydia Davis

Nationalist Anthems 

Remembering a time when composers mattered more

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 02, 2019

Dangerous Melodies · by Jonathan Rosenberg

Pursuing the White Whale

A briny exploration of Melville’s greatest work

by William Howarth | Monday, December 02, 2019

Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick · by Richard J. King

Too Long Ignored

An engaging look at the forces that shaped history south of the border

by Richard Moe | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story · by Marie Arana

Head Cases

Field notes on a beautiful friendship

by T. M. Luhrmann | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks · by Lawrence Weschler

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