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Lou Reed: A Life

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Lou Reed: A Life

Reviewed by Tom Carson ×

A new biography of the musician and cultural icon attempts to give us the man beyond the myth of "Heroin" and "Walk on the Wild Side." Review by Tom Carson.
Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

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.
The B&N Podcast: Ron Chernow

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The B&N Podcast: Ron Chernow

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Say your biography of our most mysterious Founding Father has become an international sensation? How do you follow an act like "Alexander Hamilton?" The author of "Grant" tells us about his...
Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem in Jerusalem

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Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem in Jerusalem

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch ×

In the life of a pioneering Jewish scholar, George Prochnik finds connections of his family's own comeplex relation to his heritage and the city he loves. Review by Adam Kirsch.
This Long Pursuit

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This Long Pursuit

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

A new collection of short works by the acclaimed biographer highlights a writer's bold excursions into the characters of his subjects. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

Reviewed by Anna Mundow ×

Child prodigy, Anglican cleric, quotable wit, corrosive satirist -- Jonathan Swift's genius remains hard to pin down. Review by Anna Mundow.
A Letter from the Bottom of the World: On Robert Lowell, Poetry and Madness

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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...
Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”

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Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch ×

Britain's champion of fine art was the son of a manufacturing family who wound up explaining high culture to his countrymen. Adam Kirsch reviews James Stourton's life of Sir Kenneth Clark.
Announcing the Spring 2017 Discover Great New Writers Picks

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Announcing the Spring 2017 Discover Great New Writers Picks

Posted by Miwa Messer ×

The committee has made its selections: get an early look at these exciting works of fiction and nonfiction from new voices.
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Reviewed by Megan Abbott ×

In Ruth Franklin's life of the author of "The Lottery" and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," the power of loneliness is the engine of a titanic imagination. Review by Megan Abbott.
Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

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Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

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.
Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Reviewed by Gavin Edwards ×

Bob Mehr's in-depth look at a fabled band's chaotic career unfolds a chronicle of indie-rock ecstasy, anarchy, and destructive abandon. Review by Gavin Edwards.