Category: Book Review

Journaling the Plague Years

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“To be alive, is power”: Emily Dickinson’s Letters

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Flanagan’s Tasmania

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“One Day It Was Just No Longer There”

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Too Much Dazzle

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Bright Medusas

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Lord Byron—Seven Takes

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Harvest and Reflection

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Achilles Hath the Mighty Hector Slain

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Life of a Laureate

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The Mirror of Poetry

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The Winter’s Tale? A Life of Anthony Hecht

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The Example of Seamus Heaney

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Artifice and Artistry

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On Richard Ford

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The Summer’s Best Fiction, Hands Down

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The Lessons of 1848

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Kafka Agonistes

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Endless, Right? Endless? Write

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Essential Art

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Dryden’s Correspondence

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“Such hap as I am happed in”

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Goofy, Like All Genuine Poets

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Wilson Confesses

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“And I a Dot”

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Poetry in a Time of Climate Change

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The Eros of Shirley Hazzard

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Some Women

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The Birth of the Self

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The Love of a Ghost for a Ghost

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Ten Crushes

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Richard Wilbur’s Translations of Molière

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Audubon’s Predatory Eye

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Where All the Ladders Start

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Tocqueville’s Politics in Theory and Practice

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On Ian McEwan

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Two Shy of a Baker’s Dozen

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Auden’s Abundance

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Still Mixing Memory and Desire

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Fit for Nothing but Literature

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“if you want to make it more complicated, I agree”

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Robert Lowell’s Memoirs

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Foreign and Domestic

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Never Expected! Always Fresh!

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Insatiable

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Terrible Terry

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The Mythic Readings of Roberto Calasso

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Meritocracy and Its Discontents

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An Excellent Woman

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Ventriloquist and Chameleon

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