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Why Homer Matters

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Why Homer Matters

by Katherine A. Powers ×

Pursuing the ancient poet across a wine-dark sea.
When Modernism Was Modern

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When Modernism Was Modern

by Steve King ×

This week in history: the publication of three 20th century novels which shook the world, and forever changed their authors.
My Life in Middlemarch

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My Life in Middlemarch

by James Mustich ×

One pivotal book can contour a whole life, if encountered at just the right moment.  So it was for Mead and Middlemarch.  Her triumph here is to make the reader care about...

The Summit:  Rebecca Mead on My Life in Middlemarch

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The Summit: Rebecca Mead on My Life in Middlemarch

A Conversation with Amy Reiter ×

Why George Eliot's Victorian life still instructs -- and delights.

Roth Unbound

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Roth Unbound

by James Mustich ×

A fitting capstone to Philip Roth's recent retirement, Pierpont's insightful overview captures not only the journalistic details of Roth's life and literary output, but also the essential...

The Art of Intimacy

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The Art of Intimacy

by James Mustich ×

The newest addition to Graywolf Press’s “Art of” series, this revealing study probes the delicate construction of fictional relationships – between lovers, friends, enemies, and even...

Algerian Chronicles

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Algerian Chronicles

Reviewed by Troy Jollimore ×

The author's reflections on the turmoil in the land of his birth speak with renewed urgency.

A Book of Voyages

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A Book of Voyages

Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×

Spanning the globe with adventurous writers in exotic locales throughout history.

Emma

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Emma

by James Mustich ×

Scholar and critic Bharat Tandon, who has previously written Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation, now delivers an enriching set of footnotes to one of the most cherished...

New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

Reviewed by Donna Rifkind ×

A novelist traces the lives of the writers whose voices echo in his imagination.

The Annotated Emerson

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The Annotated Emerson

Reviewed by Tess Taylor ×

A new collection helps readers to appreciate the "new yet unapproachable" American thinker.

The Man Within My Head

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The Man Within My Head

Reviewed by Daniel Asa Rose ×

The globe-trotting essayist contemplates his greatest influence.