Books Reviewed

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

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

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble

My Private Property by Mary Ruefle

Strolls with Pushkin by Andrei Sinyavsky

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Flaubert by Michel Winock

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

A Poet’s Dublin by Eavan Boland

Magdalene by Marie Howe

Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner by Mark Ford

Jonathan Swift: Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs

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

Transit by Rachel Cusk

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

Questions in the Vestibule by Rachel Hadas

Wins and Losses by Peter Makuck

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

The Analyst by Molly Peacock

Wayward Heroes by Halldór Laxness

Evelyn Waugh by Ann Pasternak-Slater

Mercury by Margot Livesey

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

The Honeymoon by Dinitia Smith

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

Blitz by David Trueba

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Mr. Memory & Other Poems by Phillis Levin

Deep Lane by Mark Doty

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

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

Falling Ill: Last Poems by C. K. Williams

We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays by Shirley Hazzard

Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait by Biancamaria Fontana

Odes by Sharon Olds

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids by Nicholson Baker

Observations: Poems by Marianne Moore

Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them, ed. by Cristanne Miller by Emily Dickinson

Come In Alone by Anselm Berrigan

A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk

ShallCross by C. D. Wright

In Praise of Poetry by Olga Sedakova

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry by Editors Robert Chandler, Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler