Archive

Review: Joy Williams on “The Uninhabitable Earth”

Review: Calvin Baker on David Blight’s Frederick Douglass

Notebook: The persistent idyll of the second-hand bookshop

Review: April Bernard on Janet Malcolm

Review: Robert Block on Chasing New Horizons, an update

Diary: On the occasion of his birthday, novelist César Aira makes a plan

Review: Elaine Blair on Lucia Berlin

Review: Hugh Eakin on Philip Johnson

Notebook: Amazon and the booksellers‘ valentine

Review: Álvaro Enrigue on Roberto Bolaño (Part II)

Review: Álvaro Enrigue on Roberto Bolaño (Part I)

Diary: John Moran, Reading Florida, Finding Flannery

Review: Hagith Sivan, How old is the Hebrew Bible?

Review: Cynthia Zarin on Colm Toibin’s “The Empty Family”

Notebook: January 25, 2019

Review: Robert Cottrell on John McPhee

Diary: Jamaica Kincaid, The Walk to Robert Frost‘s House

Review: Judith Newman on Craig Brown‘s ”Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret“

Review: Elliot Reed on Shane Bauer’s “American Prison”

Notebook: Book thoughts in the age of shutdown

2018

December 2018

Review: Adam Kirsch on “Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law”

Review: Anakana Schofield on the Secret Life of Cows

Diary: Patricia Storace, Christmas ghosts and a treat with chestnuts

Review: Joy Williams on Richard Powers‘ ”The Overstory”

Review: Brian Fagan on the last of the whalers

Diary: Geoffrey O’Brien, Paris—Dream of book lovers

Notebook: Year-end book lists, the way we read now

Review: Padgett Powell on Peter Taylor

Announcing our December partner bookseller: Greenlight!

November 2018

Diary: Spencer Reece, Reading Hopkins

Notebook: Happy Holidays, buy local!

Review: Katy Simpson Smith on the wartime letters of General and Mrs. Grant

Review: April Bernard on Angela Carter

Diary: Kathryn Davis, On Walking

Review: Meghan O’Gieblyn on Barbara Kingsolver’s “Unsheltered”

Notebook: November 5, 2018

Announcing Our November Partner Bookseller: Left Bank Books in St. Louis!

October 2018

Diary: Patricia Storace, Idella’s Crisp Biscuits, a Florida recipe

Review: Elliot Reed on Rachel Kushner’s “The Mars Room”

Review: Anakana Schofield on Jorge Carrión’s “Bookshops: A Reader’s History”

Review: Charles Simic, What is a prose poem?

Notebook: Great American Read-a-long

Review: Jesse Donaldson on Foxfire’s Appalachia

Review: Ruth Franklin on Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book”

Review: Christopher Benfey on hunting in America

Diary: Meghan O’Gieblyn, On Writing the Midwest

Review: Christian Caryl on Jeffrey Lewis’s new Doomsday

Notebook: Meet the Small Presses

September 2018

Review: Jane Katch on Mr. Rogers

Review: Glyn Maxwell on Edward Lear

Notebook: September 24, 2018

Review: Irena Grudzińska Gross on the Polish national novel, Pan Tadeusz

Review: Edward Mendelson on the history of Protestantism

Diary: Octavio Solis, Saturdays in Juárez

Review: Robert Block on Chasing New Horizons

Review: Natalie Angier on Eugenia Cheng

Notebook: September 4, 2018

Review: Padgett Powell on William Trevor, a postscript

March 2018

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