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The Magus of Dreams

January 1st, 2017
The Magus of Dreams

Victorian author Thomas DeQuincey will forever be known mainly as the author of the fantastic Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, but a vivid new biography introduces readers to the man behind the masterpiece.

The Secret Things of the Earth

November 1st, 2016
The Secret Things of the Earth

A new biography explores the complicated life of the writer who gave us “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Lottery.”

On Venusberg by Anthony Powell

September 1st, 2015
On <em>Venusberg</em> by Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell’s name is synonymous with his twelve-volume behemoth “A Dance to the Music of Time.” But he had a long and varied writing career, and his early novel Venusberg, Levi Stahl contends, is well worth searching out in the shade of “Dance.”