Article Archive for September 2011
A quietly stunning new biography of England’s infamous “Bloody Mary”
A new Star Trek novel attempts to answer some old Star Trek questions
Sooner or later, Harvard’s glorious I Tatti Renaissance Library gets around to everybody.
A stunning – and miraculously hopeful – update to DK’s legendary guide to animals
Mallory meets Mike Hammer in the latest Eddie LaCrosse adventure
Romance author Virginia Henley talks with Open Letters about history, human nature, and a certain four-letter word
The truth is stranger – and more welcome – than fiction in Romance legend Virginia Henley’s latest.
Writer Jim Krueger, artist Doug Braithwaite, and fan-favorite superhero painter Alex Ross create the ultimate Justice League adventure.
A new history of ancient Rome’s greatest adversary, the doomed empire of Carthage.
The paperback release of Michael Cunningham’s latest novel, a deft portrait of middle-aged might-have-been lust
An engrossing novel featuring the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun and his steely chief of detectives, Rahotep.
All for one and one straight to HBO2! Huzzah!
The ethics of Wikileaks (and the antics of its mastermind, Julian Assange) continue to be the focus of controversy – and new books. Greg Waldmann takes a comprehensive look at the entire phenomenon.
Could you actually be hurting the environment by going green and moving to the suburbs? A new book champions that oft-maligned human invention: the big city.
Her merciless social scrutiny and crystal-perfect prose put Barbara Pym in the same league as Jane Austen — and yet she languishes on the edge of obscurity. We offer a re-appraisal — and a celebration.
Olivia Laing’s digressive natural history of the 42-mile-long River Ouse is filled with philosophical meditations, childhood memories, and of course the ghost of Virginia Woolf. Anne Fernald traces Laing’s meandering footsteps.
A talk about touching light with cover artist Charles Matson Lume
Colonialism, feminism, witchcraft, the Lord of Darkness — themes such as these once made Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novels bestsellers. Now her charmingly subversive fiction is back in print.
Courtier and cleric, adventurer and ascetic, man of faith and man of the world — John Donne was many things in his life, and a sprawling new Companion does its best to assess them all.
Nicholson Baker’s provocative new book is an attempt at mainstream literary pornography, but does it suffer from the same performance anxiety as other novelistic efforts to depict sex?
A promising new series is launched with a thoroughly captivating, quirky mystery set well off the beaten path, in a tiny village in Southern Thailand.
One of the most significant voices of the Harlem Renaissance was Jessie Redmon Fauset — novelist, essayist, translator, and editor. She’s become obscured behind many of the male writers she published, but Joanna Scutts returns her poignant work to the main stage
Newly released in paperback are three Young Adult novels aimed at that sometimes-elusive reading demographic: teen boys.
“Do what the clouds do (for Charles Wright)”
by Charles Matson Lume
Enjoy the fall hues of this month’s seasonally themed quiz