Imagining the trip to Bharat — and sexual awakening — that inspired E. M. Forster to write A Passage to India. Review by Mark Athitakis.
Reviews & Essays
In the wake of a worldwide pandemic, a search for what might endure. Review by Stefan Beck.
A writer-cartoonist’s compassionate report from Afghanistan’s front lines.
Why looking at our dating profiles and status updates might yield a clearer picture of America than any census.
A novelist of the surreal finds his true calling: concise tales of loss, love, and liquor.
Don’t try to do anything else while you read this.
The author of Leaving the Atocha Station takes a Whitmanesque turn.
A Russian novel-within-a-novel unfolds with origami precision.
An accessible and lively new biography traces the mythic, disruptive life of one of art’s true icons.
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.
A literary puzzle from a celebrated German novelist invites the reader into a world of games.
A WWII prisoner of war’s poetic quest is a love story and soldier’s saga that “dares the big revelation.”