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Lou Reed: A Life
By ANTHONY DeCURTIS
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
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.
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
By GEORGE PROCHNIK
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
By RICHARD HOLMES
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
By JOHN STUBBS
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
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”
By JAMES STOURTON
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.
DISCOVER GREAT NEW WRITERS
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
By RUTH FRANKLIN
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
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.
Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
By BOB MEHR
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.