What a Frenchman of 1831 can teach us about modern America’s class structures.
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.
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. Essay by Michael Dirda.
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.
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.
A surgeon faces the consequences of a moment’s error. Review by Anna Mundow.
The legendary romance author asks for your reading recommendations, and reveals why she loves “Relationships in Jeopardy.”
This week in literary history: a crime fiction icon passes, Benny goes down swinging, and Pete Rose gets ejected.
A passionate guide to a city divided, reunited, and still evolving.