Books Reviewed

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

Montaigne: A Life by Philippe Desan

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Commotion of the Birds by John Ashbery

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

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

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun

Flaubert by Michel Winock

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Transit by Rachel Cusk

Wins and Losses by Peter Makuck

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner by Mark Ford

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

The Analyst by Molly Peacock

A Poet’s Dublin by Eavan Boland

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

Questions in the Vestibule by Rachel Hadas

Jonathan Swift: Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs

The Honeymoon by Dinitia Smith

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

Mercury by Margot Livesey

Blitz by David Trueba

Evelyn Waugh by Ann Pasternak-Slater

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

Wayward Heroes by Halldór Laxness

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade

Falling Ill: Last Poems by C. K. Williams

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

Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait by Biancamaria Fontana

Deep Lane by Mark Doty

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Odes by Sharon Olds

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

Mr. Memory & Other Poems by Phillis Levin

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

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

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

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

Observations: Poems by Marianne Moore

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