Literature

How Jews Have Impacted the Modern World
How Jews Have Impacted the Modern World
Emmanuel Carrère’s Disconcertingly Personal and Utterly Gripping Prose
Emmanuel Carrère’s Disconcertingly Personal and Utterly Gripping Prose
Deborah Levy Would Like to Drink With Virginia Woolf
Deborah Levy Would Like to Drink With Virginia Woolf
<strong>Oliver Sacks</strong> did psychoanalysis twice weekly, at dawn, for 50 years. “I think we’re finally getting somewhere,” he said, shortly before he died
<strong>Oliver Sacks</strong> did psychoanalysis twice weekly, at dawn, for 50 years. &ldquo;I think we&rsquo;re finally getting somewhere,&rdquo; he said, shortly before he died
&amp;ldquo;Screw that arty-farty literary twaddle.&amp;rdquo; A month before &lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Stoner&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;, John Williams&amp;rsquo;s crass brother-in-law published a book. At first it outsold &lt;em&gt;Stoner&lt;/em&gt; two to
&ldquo;Screw that arty-farty literary twaddle.&rdquo; A month before <strong><em>Stoner</em></strong>, John Williams&rsquo;s crass brother-in-law published a book. At first it outsold <em>Stoner</em> two to
A biographical dilemma. A new book purports to explain &lt;strong&gt;how Rembrandt became Rembrandt&lt;/strong&gt;. But there&amp;rsquo;s so little new evidence to build on
A biographical dilemma. A new book purports to explain <strong>how Rembrandt became Rembrandt</strong>. But there&rsquo;s so little new evidence to build on
One of India’s Most Original and Controversial Novelists Returns With a Powerful Parable
One of India’s Most Original and Controversial Novelists Returns With a Powerful Parable
How Professors Rip Off Students
How Professors Rip Off Students
How Professors Help Rip Off Students
How Professors Help Rip Off Students
Could Politics Be Fairer? Two New Books Say Yes
Could Politics Be Fairer? Two New Books Say Yes
&lt;strong&gt;Walter Benjamin&lt;/strong&gt; wrote his last work on the backs of colorful envelopes &amp;mdash; green, yellow, orange, blue, cream. They were written for a future he would never know
<strong>Walter Benjamin</strong> wrote his last work on the backs of colorful envelopes &mdash; green, yellow, orange, blue, cream. They were written for a future he would never know
&lt;strong&gt;Nabokov&lt;/strong&gt; enjoyed knockout punches &amp;mdash; both in boxing, where he took them, and in criticism, where he landed them
<strong>Nabokov</strong> enjoyed knockout punches &mdash; both in boxing, where he took them, and in criticism, where he landed them
&lt;strong&gt;Isaiah Berlin&lt;/strong&gt; produced political theory for real people, showing that humanity itself is the main barrier to making the world a better place
<strong>Isaiah Berlin</strong> produced political theory for real people, showing that humanity itself is the main barrier to making the world a better place
The Decorous Surfaces and Fraught Subtexts of Alice Adams’s Life and Work
The Decorous Surfaces and Fraught Subtexts of Alice Adams’s Life and Work
‘Crime in Progress’ Tells the Story Behind the Steele Dossier
‘Crime in Progress’ Tells the Story Behind the Steele Dossier
Genius, Genocide Denier, or Both?
Genius, Genocide Denier, or Both?
The Military’s Illusions About Donald Trump
The Military’s Illusions About Donald Trump
Writing — and Cooking — Across Borders
Writing — and Cooking — Across Borders
They Were the Renaissance Men of Roman Antiquity
They Were the Renaissance Men of Roman Antiquity
These Books Are Ready for Their Close-Up
These Books Are Ready for Their Close-Up
New &amp; Noteworthy Poetry From Sharon Olds, Paul Muldoon and More
New & Noteworthy Poetry From Sharon Olds, Paul Muldoon and More
What differentiates people from pigs? Perhaps just the existence of &lt;strong&gt;autobiographical memories&lt;/strong&gt;, from which we construct a self
What differentiates people from pigs? Perhaps just the existence of <strong>autobiographical memories</strong>, from which we construct a self
&lt;strong&gt;Michelangelo&lt;/strong&gt; was unmarried and lived with a motley bunch of "housemates." Scholars have been left to puzzle over the precise nature of these relationships
<strong>Michelangelo</strong> was unmarried and lived with a motley bunch of "housemates." Scholars have been left to puzzle over the precise nature of these relationships
Imagine what life was like 245 million years ago. Hard, isn&amp;rsquo;t it? Forget fossils &amp;mdash; the &lt;strong&gt;world of dinosaurs&lt;/strong&gt; is inherently unfathomable to us
Imagine what life was like 245 million years ago. Hard, isn&rsquo;t it? Forget fossils &mdash; the <strong>world of dinosaurs</strong> is inherently unfathomable to us
In New Memoirs, Food Writers Serve Up Stories About Their Beat
In New Memoirs, Food Writers Serve Up Stories About Their Beat
‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant
‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant
Walter Benton was once one of &lt;strong&gt;America&amp;rsquo;s most popular poets&lt;/strong&gt;. His secret? Sensuous, risqu&amp;eacute; writing that caused teenagers to mob bookstores
Walter Benton was once one of <strong>America&rsquo;s most popular poets</strong>. His secret? Sensuous, risqu&eacute; writing that caused teenagers to mob bookstores
&lt;strong&gt;Lucian Freud&lt;/strong&gt; sought to "move the senses by giving an intensification of reality.&amp;rdquo; He wanted to &amp;ldquo;shock and amaze.&amp;rdquo; At that he succeeded spectacularly
<strong>Lucian Freud</strong> sought to "move the senses by giving an intensification of reality.&rdquo; He wanted to &ldquo;shock and amaze.&rdquo; At that he succeeded spectacularly
As any pet owner can attest, &lt;strong&gt;animals do communicate&lt;/strong&gt;. But do they have languages? Do mating dances, alarm calls, and meows have a grammar?
As any pet owner can attest, <strong>animals do communicate</strong>. But do they have languages? Do mating dances, alarm calls, and meows have a grammar?
The genius of &lt;strong&gt;Philip Larkin&amp;rsquo;s poetry&lt;/strong&gt; was his gift for somehow sublimating our appreciation of life by amplifying its ordinariness
The genius of <strong>Philip Larkin&rsquo;s poetry</strong> was his gift for somehow sublimating our appreciation of life by amplifying its ordinariness
&lt;strong&gt;The death of Camus&lt;/strong&gt;. Did the KGB rig his car to make it crash at high speed?
<strong>The death of Camus</strong>. Did the KGB rig his car to make it crash at high speed?
Just as the invisible man&amp;rsquo;s retreat is a hibernation preparatory to action, &lt;strong&gt;Ralph Ellison&amp;rsquo;s letters&lt;/strong&gt; are a map of his planned advance
Just as the invisible man&rsquo;s retreat is a hibernation preparatory to action, <strong>Ralph Ellison&rsquo;s letters</strong> are a map of his planned advance
The Life of Mike Nichols
The Life of Mike Nichols
‘I’m a Business, Man’
‘I’m a Business, Man’
Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
Rereading Jean Rhys and Re-evaluating Margaret Thatcher
Rereading Jean Rhys and Re-evaluating Margaret Thatcher
New in Paperback: ‘Presidents of War’ and ‘Solitary’
New in Paperback: ‘Presidents of War’ and ‘Solitary’
Don’t Forget to Bring a Book!
Don’t Forget to Bring a Book!
Beer With Bella: Tyson Yunkaporta
Beer With Bella: Tyson Yunkaporta
&lt;strong&gt;Who was Edison?&lt;/strong&gt; To his employees, an &lt;em&gt;Ubermensch&lt;/em&gt;; to his investors, a fantasist; to his rivals, a publicity whore; to his family, a stranger
<strong>Who was Edison?</strong> To his employees, an <em>Ubermensch</em>; to his investors, a fantasist; to his rivals, a publicity whore; to his family, a stranger
&lt;strong&gt;A new science of humanity.&lt;/strong&gt; In the first half of the 20th century, anthropologists were at the forefront of &amp;ldquo;the greatest moral battle of our time&amp;rdquo;
<strong>A new science of humanity.</strong> In the first half of the 20th century, anthropologists were at the forefront of &ldquo;the greatest moral battle of our time&rdquo;
In the '90s, <strong>Stanley Fish</strong> infamously bemoaned the prevalence of Volvos on college campuses. Now he's dismayed by the ubiquity of Subarus &mdash; and what that means
Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019
Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019
The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids
The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019
Times Critics Discuss Their Year in Books, From New Talents to Old Favorites
Times Critics Discuss Their Year in Books, From New Talents to Old Favorites
‘The Man Without Qualities’ Acquires a New Volume
‘The Man Without Qualities’ Acquires a New Volume
The Best Crime Novels of the Year
The Best Crime Novels of the Year
Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters
Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters
Not her sister&amp;rsquo;s keeper. &lt;strong&gt;Mary-Kay Wilmers&lt;/strong&gt; is exacting and suspicious of didacticism, especially where feminism is involved
Not her sister&rsquo;s keeper. <strong>Mary-Kay Wilmers</strong> is exacting and suspicious of didacticism, especially where feminism is involved
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