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Singing the Animal Soul: The Poetry of Galway Kinnell

RETROSPECTIVE

Singing the Animal Soul: The Poetry of Galway Kinnell

Reviewed by Troy Jollimore ×

A new collection highlights the way one America's greatest poets confronted the parts of human nature civilization attempts to deny.
I Wish I’d Known This Earlier: John Leland on Happiness and Aging

INTERVIEW

I Wish I’d Known This Earlier: John Leland on Happiness and Aging

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

John Leland's new book follows six people in their eightieth decade, in pursuit of one simple question: what can a truly long life teach us?...
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

AMERICAN HISTORY

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers looks at the history of American plans for nuclear war -- and raises some deep concerns.
MLK Jr. Day Listening from the B&N Podcast

B&N PODCAST

MLK Jr. Day Listening from the B&N Podcast

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

To mark today's celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., interviews with writers who explore African-American history and America's struggles for equality.
Peculiar Ground

A READING LIFE

Peculiar Ground

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

A series of events that stretch over four centuries are knit together by the grounds of a mysterious English estate.
The B&N Podcast: Kelly Corrigan

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Kelly Corrigan

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Tell Me More" joins us in the studio for a crash course in how to become a great listener, how to apologize correctly and more.
Moral Combat

CULTURAL HISTORY

Moral Combat

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

Since the late nineteenth century, religious beliefs and attitudes about sex have made a politically volatile mix that continues to burn.
The Vanishing Princess: Stories

SHORT STORIES

The Vanishing Princess: Stories

Reviewed by David L. Ulin ×

A posthumous collection of stories from the incisive essayist reveals a writer unafraid to reshape familiar forms.
The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

DAYBOOK

The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

By Steve King ×

This year, Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece -- and the anxieties it embodied -- celebrates is bicentennial....
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

HISTORY

1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

Reviewed by Tom Carson ×

Arthur Herman finds the seeds of our anxious global order in the struggle between an American president and a Russian revolutionary.
The B&N Podcast: James Lee Burke

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: James Lee Burke

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

James Lee Burke talks about his love of New Orleans and the long strange road to becoming one of America's most admired novelists.
At War with a Story: The Uncanny Fiction of Barbara Comyns

REDISCOVERY

At War with a Story: The Uncanny Fiction of Barbara Comyns

Essay by Tobias Carroll ×

In her most unsettling works of fiction, Barbara Comyns took fairy tales in strange and revealing new directions.