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Summer Reading 2017 – Political Fictions

July 1st, 2017
Summer Reading 2017 – Political Fictions

The summer months might be lazy and carefree in theory, but in 2017 certain specters loom over even the laziest warm day – in our annual feature, OLM editors and regulars write about political literature.

Book Review: Be Like the Fox

May 18th, 2017
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A vivid new biography attempts to get at the true nature of the perennially-misunderstood Machiavelli

Bob Silvers

March 20th, 2017
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Bob Silvers

Norman Lebrecht’s Album of the Week – Das Lied von der Erde

March 17th, 2017
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A new recording of Mahler’s vocal masterpiece is made with the best of intentions but has imperfect results.

Shirley Hazzard

December 13th, 2016
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Shirley Hazzard

Our Year in Reading 2016

December 1st, 2016
Our Year in Reading 2016

In our regular year-end feature, Open Letters editors and special guests look back at some of the books that made memorable impressions in 2016

Our Year in Reading 2016 Continues

December 1st, 2016
Our Year in Reading 2016 Continues

Our year in reading continues….

William Trevor

November 21st, 2016
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William Trevor

Norman Lebrecht’s Album of the Week – Bruno Walter chamber music

August 5th, 2016
Norman Lebrecht’s Album of the Week – Bruno Walter chamber music

Like many other conductors, Bruno Walter tried his hand at composing. He was a famously reserved person, but does his music give anything away?

Summer Reading 2016 – Literary Journeys

July 1st, 2016
Summer Reading 2016 – Literary Journeys

This year in our annual Summer Reading feature, our writers recommend favorite books that take us on journeys – through time, around the world, or just out of ourselves.

Summer Reading 2016 Continues

July 1st, 2016
Summer Reading 2016 Continues

Part II of our Summer Reading feature brings more books about exploration and travel.

From the Archives: Summer Reading 2015 – Cool Reads

July 1st, 2016
From the Archives: Summer Reading 2015 – Cool Reads

This year the staff and contributors of Open Letters Monthly recommend their summer reads with an unusual theme: the cold.

Book Review: MacArthur at War

June 13th, 2016
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The mercurial, often infuriating Pacific Theater commander Douglas MacArthur is the subject of Walter Borneman’s terrific new book

Darwyn Cooke

May 14th, 2016
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Darwyn Cooke

Discussion: Middlemarch for Book Clubs

May 2nd, 2016
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Open Letters Senior Editor Rohan Maitzen discusses her new ebook, Middlemarch for Book Clubs

Imre Kertesz

March 31st, 2016
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Imre Kertesz

David Hartwell

January 21st, 2016
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David Hartwell

George Weidenfeld

January 21st, 2016
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George Weidenfeld

Michel Tournier

January 18th, 2016
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Michel Tournier

The Books We Want in 2016

January 1st, 2016
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Out of the million+ books scheduled to appear in the coming year, a few titles in particular have caught the eyes of our editors. Which? And why?

Our Year in Reading 2015

December 1st, 2015
Our Year in Reading 2015

In the course of the year, many, many books cross the paths of OLM’s editors, and the end of the year is a natural time for reflecting on that endless stream. Our editors each pick a book from their year-in-reading that stood out from the rest.

Lisa Jardine

October 25th, 2015
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Lisa Jardine

Maureen O’Hara

October 24th, 2015
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Maureen O’Hara

Open Letters Bestseller List Feature 2015

October 1st, 2015
Open Letters Bestseller List Feature 2015

The Open Letters team of writers and editors divvies up the Fiction list of the venerable New York Times bestseller list and dives right in – with decidedly mixed reactions.

Open Letters Bestseller List Feature 2015 Continues

October 1st, 2015
Open Letters Bestseller List Feature 2015 Continues

The Open Letters Bestseller Feature continues, and the body-count rises!

Jackie Collins

September 19th, 2015
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Jackie Collins

Alan Cheuse

August 1st, 2015
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Alan Cheuse

E. L. Doctorow

July 21st, 2015
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E. L. Doctorow

Interview: Debut author Geoffrey Storm

July 20th, 2015
Interview: Debut author Geoffrey Storm

Debut author Geoffrey Storm started down the usual path – writing conferences, agents – but then decided to take the route so many new authors are taking and self-publish his first novel. He talks with Open Letters about that process.

Roger Rees

July 11th, 2015
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Roger Rees

Omar Sharif

July 11th, 2015
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Omar Sharif

Summer Reading 2015, Part 2

July 1st, 2015
Summer Reading 2015, Part 2

Our Summer Reading feature continues…

James Horner

June 23rd, 2015
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James Horner

Ruth Rendell

May 2nd, 2015
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Ruth Rendell

Leonard Nimoy

February 27th, 2015
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Leonard Nimoy

Colleen McCullough

January 29th, 2015
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Colleen McCullough

Book Review: American Passage

January 23rd, 2015
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For the earliest New England settlers, there were no roads through the wilderness – only the pathways used by suspicious and distrustful natives. And yet, the desire to share news was as strong as ever – a fascinating new book looks at the ways gossip travels in the woods.

Book Review: The Empty Throne

January 3rd, 2015
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Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Tales continue with a lean, gripping tale of blood and armor

Those Rascally Parthians! An Interview with author Andrew Levkoff

January 1st, 2015
Those Rascally Parthians! An Interview with author Andrew Levkoff

Open Letters Monthly interviews the author of Blood of Eagles, book three of the Bow of Heaven series.

Book Review: Snow and Steel

December 23rd, 2014
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The bloodiest American encounter of the Second World War took place in a vast and icebound forest; a sprawling new history tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge

Our Year in Reading 2014

December 1st, 2014
Our Year in Reading 2014

Our unabashedly bookish editors and friends look back on some of the highlights from 2014’s reading.

An Interview with Katy Bohinc

December 1st, 2014
An Interview with Katy Bohinc

Maureen Thorson interviews Katy Bohinc, poet and author of Dear Alain.

Ben Bradlee

October 21st, 2014
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Rest in Peace

Carolyn Kizer

October 10th, 2014
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Rest in Peace

Christopher Hogwood

September 24th, 2014
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Rest in Peace

The Duchess of Devonshire

September 24th, 2014
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Rest in Peace

Lauren Bacall

August 12th, 2014
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Rest in Peace

Title Menu: 10 Great “Minor” Works by Major Writers

August 1st, 2014
Title Menu: 10 Great “Minor” Works by Major Writers

The great writers of the ages were hardly (often) one-hit wonders. In praise of diversity, the staff at OLM celebrate the lesser-known b-sides of some pretty well known pens.

Thomas Berger

July 21st, 2014
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Thomas Berger

Elaine Stritch

July 17th, 2014
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Rest in Peace

Book Review: On the World and Religious Life

July 5th, 2014
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A great Renaissance humanist and city chancellor bucked up a friend entering holy orders by writing a stirring pamphlet condemning the joys of the secular world – and then the great humanist put down his pen and enjoyed an excellent supper of lemon-basted chicken, fresh salad, iced creams, and a fine Rhenish red wine, then perhaps a romp in bed with his pretty wife.

Title Menu: 12 Hot Summer Reads

July 1st, 2014
Title Menu: 12 Hot Summer Reads

It’s summer at last, and you won’t find any relief from the heat in our editors’ round-up of the hottest books they know.

Title Menu: Twoo Wuv

February 1st, 2014
Title Menu: Twoo Wuv

February would be unremittingly bleak if it weren’t for the excuse it gives us to ponder the meaning of love, that many-splendored thing. Our editors offer up their favorite literary treatments.

Book Review: Wellington, The Path to Victory

December 7th, 2013
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A massive new biography serves to remind us that war and politics were always intricately connected in the life of the Duke of Wellington

Our Year in Reading 2013

December 1st, 2013
Our Year in Reading 2013

In this annual retrospective, the Open Letters team looks back on the highlights of our 2013 reading.

Our Year in Reading 2013 Continues

December 1st, 2013
Our Year in Reading 2013 Continues

More of our annual retrospective, in which the Open Letters team looks back on the highlights of our 2013 reading.

Nick Cardy

November 4th, 2013
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Nick Cardy

Michael Palmer

October 31st, 2013
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Michael Palmer, 1942-2013

Comics: Thor Omnibus Volume 2

September 28th, 2013
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The first great era of Marvel Comics’ immortal superhero (and present-day cinematic star), the Might Thor, is given a deluxe hardcover reprint volume

A. C. Crispin

September 7th, 2013
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A. C. Crispin

Norman Lebrecht’s Album of the Week – Rustic Wedding Symphony

September 5th, 2013
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Karl Goldmark’s lively second symphony is a lyric celebration of life’s great moments in lush orchestration. Norman Lebrecht reviews a fizzy new recording.

Frederik Pohl

September 3rd, 2013
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Frederik Pohl

Seamus Heaney

August 30th, 2013
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Seamus Heaney

Helen Thomas

July 20th, 2013
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Helen Thomas

Arthur Rosenthal

July 9th, 2013
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Arthur Rosenthal

Summer Reading 2013

July 1st, 2013
Summer Reading 2013

In our annual feature, the Open Letters team offers suggestions for summer reading that take you off the beaten path of blockbusters and beach novels.

Summer Reading 2013 continues

July 1st, 2013
Summer Reading 2013 continues

In part two of our seasonal feature the Open Letters staff recommends another trove of unconventional books – and a few old favorites, too.

Interview: Rosecrans Baldwin

June 18th, 2013
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Author Rosecrans Baldwin talks about writing, and Paris – and writing about Paris

Book Review: Narwhals

June 16th, 2013
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There’s much more to the narwhal than its legendary corkscrew horn; a new book delves into their fascinating natural history – and the looming threat they face from global warming.

Book Review: The Ides of April

June 11th, 2013
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Fans of Lindsey Davis’ long-running mystery series starring ancient Roman P. I. Falco now get the first volume in a new series featuring his intrepid daughter following in his footsteps

Esther Williams

June 7th, 2013
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In Memoriam

Book Review: Alexander the Great

June 3rd, 2013
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The translator of Oxford’s superb new edition of Arrian’s book on Alexander the Great maintains that it should be appreciated at least as much for its literary merit as for its historical value – which would have pleased Arrian immensely, and which may in fact be true.

May 2013 Issue

May 1st, 2013
May 2013 Issue

“www.deepintrusion.com, 2004” by Laura Carton
from Stripped, 2010

E. L. Konigsburg

April 22nd, 2013
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Rest in Peace

Jonathan Winters

April 12th, 2013
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Open Letters Monthly mourns the death of Jonathan Winters, legendary comedian master of carefully-controlled chaos, and lifelong six-year-old.
 

Comics: Thor the Mighty Avenger

February 16th, 2013
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A new collection featuring the adventures of a decidedly off-beat version of Marvel’s resident Thunder God

CD of the Week – Miklós Rózsa

October 10th, 2012
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Hungarian Miklós Rózsa was one of the century’s greatest composers for film, but he also wrote the fine concertos given new life on this recording

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June 16th, 2010
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