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The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan

BOB DYLAN

The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

On the occasion of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature, we're reposting this 2010 conversation which makes the case that Dylan is "an historian who acts out history."
The Books that Scare Me

GUEST BOOKS

The Books that Scare Me

By Maria Semple ×

The author of "Today Will Be Different" on five books so good it's scary.
Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

literature

Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

Reviewed by Steven G. Kellman ×

Alice Kaplan traces one of the 20th century's most influential works from its roots in Albert Camus' Algerian childhood to its destination as a touchstone for a philosophy and an era. Review by...
Cursed Legacy

LIVES

Cursed Legacy

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch ×

The novelist Thomas Mann's son Klaus chose to follow in his father's footsteps -- a path that proved torturous. Review by Adam Kirsch.
Summer Scouting Report 2016: Your Seasonal Reading Guide

SUMMER READING

Summer Scouting Report 2016: Your Seasonal Reading Guide

By Heller McAlpin ×

Seeking warm-weather amusement or a seasonal challenge? Why not both? Summer reading, redefined. By Heller McAlpin.
The Third Eye of the Imagination

DAYBOOK

The Third Eye of the Imagination

By Steve King ×

Celebrating the 1,148th birthday of the world's oldest dated book, the "Diamond Sutra." By Steve King.
The Lonely City

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Lonely City

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...
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

HUMAN NATURE

The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Katie Roiphe looks at the work of geniuses in the shadow of death, and what they can teach us about our own mortality. Review by Peter Lewis.
The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

ESSAYS

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

Reviewed by Troy Jollimore ×

Why do we read Annie Dillard? To find out what happens when a writer takes on the impossible task of capturing what lies beyond words. Review by Troy Jollimore.
The Art of X-Ray Reading

WRITING

The Art of X-Ray Reading

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

Reading great literature can help us write stronger sentences, says Roy Peter Clark. But, asks Mark Athitakis, is that how we should be reading?
The Slaughterhouse Library

MASHUPS

The Slaughterhouse Library

By Maris Kreizman ×

An Internet sensation emerged out of the collision of great books and pop culture: its creator Maris Kreizman reveals her literary inspirations.
South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature

literature

South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature

Reviewed by Danny Heitman ×

The lay of the land which birthed some of America's greatest writing, in the private lives of Faulkner, Welty, Harper Lee, and others.