Post Tagged with:literature


Remembering Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

Essay by Donna Rifkind ×

Remembering the life and work of a giant of American letters, and her last novel, " the effort of a writer impatient to cast off every superfluity to expose the rage and sadness at its heart."


Far Country: Scenes from American Culture

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

The polymathic literary critic puts his counter-intuitive approach to reading on display in a compact new book that runs the gamut from Whitman to Westerns.


Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

Casey Cep revisits the true crime story that tantalized and eluded Harper Lee -- and finds a window into the life of a writer, and the life of a community grappling with tragedy.


All the Lives We Ever Lived

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

In the pages of Virginia Woolf's masterwork, the author finds an enduring exploration of loss.


The B&N Podcast: James Mustich on the Biggest Reading List Ever

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "1,000 Books to Read Before You Die" joins us to talk about making the definitive bibliophile's bucket list.



Reviewed by David L. Ulin ×

In a new graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka's short fiction, the author's absurdist worldview gets a provocative visual translation.


The Real Lolita

Reviewed by Tom Carson ×

In her new book, Sarah Weinman unearths the forgotten kidnapping case behind Vladimir Nabokov's literary sensation.


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Reviewed by Maris Kreizman ×

The new collection of essays by the author of "The Queen of the Night" follows the winding path of the creative life.


The B&N Podcast: Michelle Dean

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

On this episode, the author of "Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion" shares some of hers.


Neruda: The Poet’s Calling

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

A new life of Chile's poetic titan examines not only a career of genius but a darker personal history as well.


Critically Uncertain: Zadie Smith and Marilynne Robinson

Essay by David L. Ulin ×

In two very different collections, Zadie Smith and Marilynne Robinson each take on the central questions of our moment. Essay by David L. Ulin.


The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

By Steve King ×

This year, Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece -- and the anxieties it embodied -- celebrates is bicentennial....