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Handel in London: The Making of a Genius
By JANE GLOVER
Reviewed by Anna Mundow
The German-born composer found his greatest audience in Britain's capital -- even if they were suspicious of his Italian-language operas.
The B&N Podcast: Annie Leibovitz and the 2017 National Book Awards
Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review
The most celebrated photographer of our time talks about her eye-popping new collection. Plus: Lisa Lucas on the 2017 National Book Awards!
Leonardo da Vinci
By WALTER ISAACSON
Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell
The creator of the world's most mysterious work of art was himself an open book. Michael O'Donnell reviews Walter Isaacson's life of the Renaissance genius.
A Letter from the Bottom of the World: On Robert Lowell, Poetry and Madness
By Troy Jollimore
The work of Robert Lowell has always been colored by his legendary bouts with mental illness. Now, Kay Renfield Jamison's "Setting the River on Fire" looks at the intersection of poetry and...
Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer
By ARTHUR LUBOW
Reviewed by Michelle Dean
Arthur Lubow's new biography attempts to unravel the enigma of a photographer who specialized in human mystery. Review by Michelle Dean.
The Lonely City
By OLIVIA LAING
Reviewed by Rachel Syme
Why are the most teeming places on earth also among the most isolating? And why does feeling alone in the crowd turn out to be so great for art? Rachel Syme follows Olivia Laing's journey to...