Books

Silent Reading Doesn't Exist
August 31, 2015 6:30 AM

In the wake of disaster, a writer listens to the voice in his head.

The Mystery of Patrick Modiano
August 27, 2015

The Nobel Laureate is known for his stories of missing persons—and even in his new memoir remains, himself, elusive. 

Amy Klobuchar Wrote the “Lean In” of Political Memoirs
August 25, 2015

The Minnesota Senator's book doesn’t follow the “Woman Candidate” script.

This Surreal Novel Captures the Weirdness of Modern Relationships
August 25, 2015

The characters in Alexandra Kleeman’s eerie debut novel don't know what they want. 

Is Today’s Literary Culture Macho Enough for Kingsley Amis?
August 21, 2015

The author of Lucky Jim didn’t want his work to be seen as pretentious and lazy.

In a Land Before iTunes
August 20, 2015

How the phonograph helped create a world revolution.

A Leadership Bible to Soothe Scared Elites
August 19, 2015

An English professor at West Point collects writings by Ovid and Joan Didion in a new book—but reflects a traditional view of authority.

Pulitzer-Winner Adam Johnson Delivers Tales of Trauma and Redemption
August 19, 2015

Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson's new short story collection, explores similar themes as The Orphan Master's Son.

What If Stalin Had Computers?
August 18, 2015

A new book by a BBC economics editor contemplates the end of capitalism: It's a nice story, but not a great plan. 

Donald Trump, Epic Hero
August 17, 2015

The candidate's boasts and insults might seem juvenile, but his special way with words has a noble ancestry.

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