Books

Why Russell Brand is Banned in Guantanamo Bay
December 20, 2013

A Guantamo detainee says he's been allowed to read 1984, but not the actor's "Booky Wook 2"

"The Beautiful and Damned" Is A Timeless Tale
December 20, 2013

F. Scott Fitzgerald died 72 years ago today. Read this old review of The Beautiful and Damned.

Alan Greenspan Is Still Trying to Justify His Bad Decisions
What the maestro doesn't understand
December 16, 2013

Alan Greenspan went from pragmatic central banker to ideologue. In his memoir, he poses as the former but writes like the latter.

E.M. Forster on Deep, Abiding Love for Jane Austen
December 16, 2013

Everybody's crazy about Jane.

A New Book on Rube Goldberg Features these Amazing Sketchbook Contraptions
December 15, 2013

The "Special Mosquito Exterminator," and other new discoveries

Five Stunning Art Books That Made a Difference in 2013
December 15, 2013

Cezanne, Lolita, and more. 

Our Book Critic's 5 Favorite Books of the Year
December 15, 2013

One of them will really surprise you.

One Country Saved Its Jews. Were They Just Better People?
The surprising truth about Denmark in the Holocaust
December 14, 2013

The surprising truth about Denmark in the Holocaust

The Best Books of 2013
December 12, 2013

The New Republic staff brings you the best books of 2013.

Obama Bought My Novel. Here's What I Hope He Learns From It.
December 10, 2013

By the author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

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