Adam Kirsch

An Innovative Exploration of Death in Fiction
December 01, 2014

A German novel comes to American shores. 

Americans Finally Have the Chance to Read the Haunting Fiction of this Year's Nobel Prize Winner
November 10, 2014

If you want to know what the new Nobel Laureate for Literature is all about, read this new translation. 

The Metaphysical Case for Abolishing Political Parties
September 03, 2014

Do political parties corrupt the souls of their members? 

One of Liberalism's Greatest Defenders Doesn't Deserve His Obscurity
August 09, 2014

Stefan Zweig is much more than "the Pepsi of Austrian of writing."

Finally, a TV Show That Truly Takes Religion Seriously
August 05, 2014

Would it take the Rapture for Americans to turn back to faith?

Ira Glass Is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He's in Good Company
July 30, 2014

There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.

Joshua Mehigan’s 'Accepting the Disaster' is The Real Thing
July 03, 2014

It is the rare new book of poetry that is entirely alive, entirely aloft.

The Winner in the Kinsley-Greenwald Spat: The New York Times Book Review
May 29, 2014

Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.

Yet Another Writer Has Admitted Faking Her Holocaust Memoir
May 17, 2014

There's a long, strange history of made up shoah diaries. Why do we repeatedly fall for them?