Post Tagged with:literature
Remembering the Little Brother: Kate Medina on E. L. Doctorow

INTERVIEW

Remembering the Little Brother: Kate Medina on E. L. Doctorow

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

A celebration of a legendary American novelist's life and career, via conversation with his friend and editor.
Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship that Shaped the Sixties

cultural history

Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship that Shaped the Sixties

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

When the conservative met the controversial, the result was the "Debate of the Year" - and surprising correspondence that lasted for decades. Review by Barbara Spindel.
The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects

cultural history

The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects

Reviewed by Tess Taylor ×

Legendary sisters Anne, Charlotte, and Emily come alive in this "unusual cultural history -- not just about a family of authors but about reading itself."
Kate Tempest’s Back Pages

MUSIC

Kate Tempest’s Back Pages

Reviewed by Nick Curley ×

Two new poetry collections from a British hip-hop MC bring old gods to modern London.
James Merrill: Life and Art

JAMES MERRILL

James Merrill: Life and Art

Reviewed by Troy Jollimore ×

The multiple selves of James Merrill emerge in Langdon Hammer's new biography. Review by Troy Jollimore.
Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

BEYOND CATEGORY

Maggie Nelson’s Family Matters

By Grace Bello ×

Grace Bello on the making of an American family, and questions of gender raised in Nelson's criticism and daring new memoir.
Dreams of Earth and Sky

SCIENCE

Dreams of Earth and Sky

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

At age 91, a master physicist shares his wisdom, and the burning questions he still ponders.
The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915–1964

LITERATURE

The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915–1964

Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×

The early years of the novelist were marked by a confidence that he would take his place in the literary pantheon. Review by Michael O'Donnell.
After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

ESSAYS

After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

Reviewed by James Parker ×

Fifty years of biting wit and fearless honesty from a rogue journalist.
Mary Norris: On the Job

GUEST BOOKS

Mary Norris: On the Job

by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

A reading list of great books about work, from the author of "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen".
Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century Writers

literature

Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century Writers

Reviewed by James Parker ×

One of today's most trenchant literary critics digs into some of the voices who defined American letters for their generation.
Huck Finn’s America

cultural history

Huck Finn’s America

Reviewed by Stefan Beck ×

What does Mark Twain's cherished -- and contentious -- work of fiction teach us about about the nation it still fascinates?