Artists Have Never Had Less Power in American Life. What Should They Do in the Age of Trump?
This Novel About a Woman’s Relationship With a Squirrel Blurs the Line Between Eccentricity and Madness
Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve: Did Lucretius’s Poem Really Bring Us Modernity?
Christopher Krebs’ A Most Dangerous Book: How did Tacitus’ Germania give Germans such bad ideas?
Günter Grass reckons with the past in The Box.
Tom McCarthy’s C shows the future of fiction.
Frank Kermode, 1919-2010, exemplified an ideal that is dying.
New secrets about Emily Dickinson in Lyndall Gordon’s Lives Like Loaded Guns.
Elif Batuman’s The Possessed.
Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder.
Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles.
New biographies of Samuel Johnson.
Barry Werth’s Banquet at Delmonico’s.
Burton Raffel’s Chaucer translation.
The Nobel Committee has no clue about American literature.
The prodigal Derek Walcott.
The playwright who helped make Shakespeare.
Why Americans love stars, sinners, and gangsters.