Books Reviewed

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Autumn by Ali Smith

Compass by Mathias Énard

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi

Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character by Kay Redfield Jamison

Victory: An Island Tale, ed. by J. H. Stape and Alexandre Fachard by Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad Among the Anarchists: Nineteenth Century Terrorism and The Secret Agent by David Mulry

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Commotion of the Birds by John Ashbery

House of Names by Colm Tóibín

Gondwana and Other Poems by Nathaniel Tarn

Float by Anne Carson

Ursa Major by Yves Bonnefoy

Montaigne: A Life by Philippe Desan

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Occasions: Selected Writings, ed. by Pearl Amelia McHaney by Eudora Welty

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

Strolls with Pushkin by Andrei Sinyavsky

My Private Property by Mary Ruefle

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Flaubert by Michel Winock

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey by Frances Wilson

A Poet’s Dublin by Eavan Boland

Questions in the Vestibule by Rachel Hadas

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun

Wins and Losses by Peter Makuck

Transit by Rachel Cusk

The Analyst by Molly Peacock

Resolution : A Novel of Captain Cook’s Adventures of Discovery to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, Through the Eyes of George Forster, the Botanist on Board His Ship by A. N. Wilson

Magdalene by Marie Howe

Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner by Mark Ford

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Jonathan Swift: Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by Edward O. Wilson

Mercury by Margot Livesey

Blitz by David Trueba

The Honeymoon by Dinitia Smith

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

Wayward Heroes by Halldór Laxness

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade

Evelyn Waugh by Ann Pasternak-Slater

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait by Biancamaria Fontana

Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week by Ursula K. Le Guin

Falling Ill: Last Poems by C. K. Williams

Odes by Sharon Olds

Soul at the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life by Joyce Carol Oates