Books

The Surprisingly Erotic Poetry of Bertolt Brecht
November 23, 2014

Brecht is irresistible in Love Poems, like some disaffected offspring of Petrarch and Catullus reared by the Earl of Rochester.

Girls and Boys Don't Need Separate Books
November 22, 2014

The removal of pointless “keep out signs” based on gender prejudice is a victory.

The National Book Award–Winning 'Redeployment' Shows Just How Impossible It Is to Write a War Story
November 20, 2014

If the war on terror ever had a plot, it seems to have lost it.

How to Fix America's Foreign Policy
What Obama should learn from Kissinger's new book
November 18, 2014

What Obama should learn from Kissinger's new book.

My Book Is Not About Vampires or Childhood Trauma. I'm Doomed.
The problem with literary agents
November 18, 2014

The problem with literary agents.

Boris Johnson's Winston Churchill Looks an Awful Lot Like Boris Johnson
November 14, 2014

Johnson somehow make great praise for Churchill come off as sheer narcissism.

Hachette Blew Its Chance to Make Amazon Truly Pay for Its Bad Practices
November 13, 2014

They may have won the battle, but they gave up on the war.

Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy
November 12, 2014

The filthy rich, writes Michael Lewis, are unhappy, unhelpful, and always wanting more.

Does a Good Parent Let Her Child Play Alone in the Woods?
November 10, 2014

Maybe our kids should be spending more time in the woods...alone. 

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. 

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