Dante’s Divine Comedy by Ian Thomson reviewed.
Shadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkeviciute reviewed.
Unnatural Selection by Katrina van Grouw reviewed.
Borges’ muse paints a picture of suffocating isolation and voyeurism.
Mosquitoes and lice plague them all summer, bitter cold and storms all winter, and they face the constant risk of violence and sudden death.
For all her wise-cracking, the history of parental neglect, bereavement and social savagery that has brought her low is genuinely affecting.
Calypso is quite repetitive, especially when it comes to what is really its main concern: houses.
A Long Island Story is an affectionate portrait of the author’s family.
From his early street fights to his friendship with Steve McQueen, from his cha-cha to his one-inch punch, Bruce Lee was made to be Bruce Lee.
Jesse Norman debunks several myths about the founding father of economics.
Too often the writing descends on a good idea like a dense fog.
O’Brien’s career revived in the last years of his life, and even this magazine can congratulate itself on having played a small part in this.
Alex Kerr’s book isn’t as much an introduction to Kyoto as it is an initiation.
The former New York Times reviewer’s study of truth reveals how she’s been driven to outrage by the erosion of cultural and critical values.
The author writes knowledgeably and approachably about music and sympathetically about his cast of characters
This academic study of idleness is very deep, way deep, so deep in fact as to be virtually unreadable.
A new book argues that Trump could destroy the Republican Party.
There never really was a moment when the Russian royal family might plausibly have been rescued.
Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.
Religion remains at the heart of Beijing’s determination to subdue and transform Tibet.
Richard Munson’s ‘Tesla: Inventor of the Modern’ emphasises the duality of his subject.
Dear 2016 WriteNow mentees, Thanks so much for your open letter to me. It seems only good manners for me…
The second novel from Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers contains lots of gore, and the sort of casual violence that can be just as disturbing.
By the end of the book, you will feel as though you have read quite a bit of Javier Cercas’ fiction.
Tessa Fontaine was convinced that her sick mother wouldn’t survive a trip to Italy with her stepfather. So she ran away to the circus.