James Parker on the late author’s ambitious finale: a book-length conversation about the divine.
Reviews & Essays
Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male is one of the great, heart-imperiling suspense stories of all time, and yet –does it bump off all its admirers? — it seems to be forever going out of print. Now this truly literate thriller, whose […]
As any Italian-American worth his or her ravioli recipe knows: food and family go together like . . . life itself. Laura Schenone, a James Beard Award-winning food writer, here explores the vital intersection of pasta and parenthood in her […]
Washington Post book critic and Pultizer Prize winner states his intention plainly: he wants to introduce readers to great works of literature that will give them pleasure. And in his aptly titled new book he does so with great gusto […]
What a deal: the complete works of Beethoven on 85 CDs, for a list price of $140. That’s $1.65 per disc, or about a quarter an opus, all contained in a sturdy cardboard carton the size of a shoebox. Lift […]
A new volume offers previously uncollected work from the celebrated fabulist.
The famous oral historian turns the microphone on himself.
Two new biographies explore a Broadway legend’s life, onstage and off.
A crusading Italian journalist traces the web of corruption that ensnares a city.
In his 1986 book of the same name, cultural critic Thomas Hine invented the word “populuxe,” — now widely used by others — to describe the aesthetic the ’50s. Twenty years later, he gives the same treatment to the ’70s, […]
Brooke Allen on Patrick Leigh Fermor’s glorious prose and monastic sojourns.
Much as Harold Bloom discerned the roots of our modern sensibilities in the figure of a single phenomenal writer in his study Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), so too does Fritjof Capra, author of the classic The Tao […]
Henry the 4th ascended the throne of England much to his own satisfaction in the year 1399, after having prevailed upon his cousin & predecessor Richard the 2nd to resign it to him, & to retire for the rest of […]
The ambitious trilogy about an alien intervention in human history continues with the settling of a new world.