Who knew spooks could write? Amaryllis Fox certainly can. Her Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA is an addictive read. If you’re up for a thrill…
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Jonathan Karp wrote prophetically in 2008 of the need for more focused attention on the publication of books in order to secure what we might know call…
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Last week saw the loss of another titan of the book world, Sonny Mehta, for thirty years the editor and publisher of the Knopf imprint and the several …
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Muldoon’s the Busby Berkeley of contemporary poetry, his choruses opening and closing like elaborately staged flowers. A poem in one book will rhyme wi…
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American generals do not fear war. Few in the Pentagon blanch at the idea of even a major conflict with another global power. The only thing that truly…
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Here is a Christmas present for you to open: Lillian Smith’s Memory of a Large Christmas. It is a treasure that deserves to be as familiar and repeated…
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Marquez said we all lead three lives—our public, our private, and our secret. Did Elaine have a secret life? I like the way stars make guest appearance…
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When Ann Kjellberg asked me to write for Book Post, I leapt. I had a few thoughts about Curzio Malaparte’s The Kremlin Ball. No, she said, how about El…
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Karen Armstrong's The Lost Art of Scripture is a masterful, eloquent, polymathic study moving deftly across millennia from the Pacific Rim to the India…
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As midlife gives way to bit-later-life, books give way to more books. Might midlife mandate a reflection on all you have read—where it has taken you—an…
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What rhythm, timbre, accent, and tone do for the spoken word, typographic design does for words printed on a page or displayed on a screen. Much as an …
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