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The Real Lolita

BEYOND CATEGORY

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

ESSAYS

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

B&N PODCAST

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

LIVES

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

ESSAYS

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

DAYBOOK

The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

By Steve King ×

This year, Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece -- and the anxieties it embodied -- celebrates is bicentennial....
The World through Words: An Appreciation of William H. Gass

IN MEMORIAM

The World through Words: An Appreciation of William H. Gass

Essay by David L. Ulin ×

The late writer William Gass is remembered by many for his monumental, groundbreaking novels. David L. Ulin argues for the achievement of his nonfiction.
The B&N Podcast: Cory Doctorow and Will Schwalbe

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Cory Doctorow and Will Schwalbe

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Behind every great book is another book -- and another. In this episode, the author of "Walkaway" talks about the sources behind his revolutionary ideas, and the writer of "Books for Living"...
Great Expectations

PERSONAL HISTORY

Great Expectations

Essay by Jessica Ferri ×

With pregnancy came plenty of time to read -- and uncertainty about how that would change with a baby. Essay by Jessica Ferri.
Proust, Hardy, and Spam: 10 Things I Learned About Literature from Monty Python

COMEDY

Proust, Hardy, and Spam: 10 Things I Learned About Literature from Monty Python

By Chris Barsanti ×

Why growing up obsessed with world's most literate comedy troupe ought to be worth college credit. By Chris Barsanti.
“You Know Something Awful is Coming”: Deb Olin Unferth

SHORT STORIES

“You Know Something Awful is Coming”: Deb Olin Unferth

Profile by David L. Ulin ×

In Deb Olin Unferth's writing, the only thing you can count on is that nothing is predictable. The result, writes David Ulin, is fiction as surprising and exciting as life itself.
Somebody With a Little Hammer

ESSAYS

Somebody With a Little Hammer

Reviewed by Michelle Dean ×

When the writer Mary Gaitskill is mentioned, the word "dark" usually follows. That's a mistake, writes Michelle Dean.