Literature

Reckless

In telling the story of the decade he spent in Paris, from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, Paul Zweig offers an original version of a classic American

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Glitterings

Frederic Raphael belongs to what is now widely regarded as a dying breed: the self-employed man of letters whose livelihood is made entirely by his pe

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Literature has functioned in Russian society as a clarion call to wean the people off their collective crucifixion, to remind them that to be Russian

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In this book, Arthur Phillips outdoes himself with a conceit that requires nothing less than a “newly discovered” play by Shakespeare, complete with a

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Kenji Yoshino, a law professor at NYU, argues that Shakespeare’s plays contribute to modern debates about law and justice, and he draws crisp lessons

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In a mere hundred pages, Simon Winchester’s new book encapsulates reams of research and commentary in the overcrowded field of Charles Lutwidge Dodgso

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Cerebral imagery is typical of Ranko Marinković, whose narrative epic—set in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1940s—is based on Ulysses, which had a

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Reading Deeply

In a time when reading has devolved into a means for the efficient conveyance of information, and sustained reading is in decline even as the techniqu

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Swiche Glaringe Eyen

Sheila Fisher is an academic, a professor of English literature, and her sparkling introduction to the Canterbury Tales and Chaucer is by far the best

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After Dark

In Pleasure Bound, Deborah Lutz treads on familiar ground writing that she “wanted to steadily question certain assumptions we have today about the Vi

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