“The hole too far away? Use our dropbox, conveniently located in the hip new nightclub located just off the 9th green.”
The acclaimed playwright on motherhood, why theater still transfixes us, and her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write.
By MILES J. UNGER
An accessible and lively new biography traces the mythic, disruptive life of one of art’s true icons. Review by Adam Kirsch.
By DANIEL KEHLMANN; Translated by CAROL BROWN JANEWAY
A literary puzzle from a celebrated German novelist invites the reader into a world of games. Review by Tom LeClair.
Reading the history of Labor Day, and of workers standing hand in hand.
What a Frenchman of 1831 can teach us about modern America’s class structures.
A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.
A “century’s worth of U.S.-based feminist movements”, from Alice Paul to Gloria Steinem.
The author of Ghost Soldiers tracks the fate of a doomed Arctic expedition whose scientific discoveries have new urgency. A Conversation with Bill Tipper.
Swashbuckling with the author of Scaramouche and Captain Blood.
Flings author Justin Taylor on finding a sense of place in four books which whisk readers “away to a place you’ve never been before.”
A WWII prisoner of war’s poetic quest is a love story and soldier’s saga that “dares the big revelation.”
This week in literary history, an occupied city is freed: “Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated!”
The founder of Rome’s imperial dynasty, through distinctly modern eyes.
“Before you’ve even had a chance to milk your cow, there’s already butter. In a dish! With a knife!”
A classic story of sheepdogs and their masters, retuned for modern ears.