Works Reviewed

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

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

A Poet’s Dublin by Eavan Boland

Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner by Mark Ford

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

Jonathan Swift: Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs

Magdalene by Marie Howe

Transit by Rachel Cusk

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

Flaubert by Michel Winock

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

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun

Questions in the Vestibule by Rachel Hadas

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Wins and Losses by Peter Makuck

The Analyst by Molly Peacock

Mercury by Margot Livesey

Evelyn Waugh by Ann Pasternak-Slater

Wayward Heroes by Halldór Laxness

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

Odes by Sharon Olds

Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait by Biancamaria Fontana

Falling Ill: Last Poems by C. K. Williams

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

Mr. Memory & Other Poems by Phillis Levin

Deep Lane by Mark Doty

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

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

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

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

Observations: Poems by Marianne Moore

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

A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk

Come In Alone by Anselm Berrigan

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

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