Alexander Nazaryan

The author's big new novel actually isn't self-indulgent.

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The landscape of celebrity publishing is a dreary one, but it is lucrative.

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Nabokov's Politics

New works alter his image as a disinterested aesthete

A newly translated play and a new biography alter his image as a disinterested aesthete.

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The Stress Bubble

How we inflated the idea of anxiety

Are our stress-levels rising? Or are we just finding new ways to talk about them?

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Jim Crace announced he was done with fiction five years ago, but he's still writing.

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Luke Harding’s new book is called Expelled: A Journalist’s Descent into the Russian Mafia State, but the title is not entirely accurate. In fact, many

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Promotions

From all the fawning over Mad Men, you’d think that Andrew Cracknell would at least discuss the wider role of advertising in popular culture, which fo

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Something Brewing

Just as the cocktail captured the delusions of the Jazz Age, so does the rise of the microbrew capture this curious moment in American history: in the

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Unbearable

Michel Pastoureau is a scholar of the medieval bestiary, and as far as that catalogue of animals and their traits is concerned, I doubt we will have a

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Waterworld

No literary trend is more damning of our collective intellect than that of the cultural history, which often amounts to little more than a lazy attemp

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