Category: Book Review

Of Shanties and Slavery

“I am more myself in letters”: Sylvia Plath’s Correspondence

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The News from Poems

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The Strangest Story: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Ulysses S. Grant

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The Case of Meriwether Lewis: Suicide or Slander?

Powell’s Way

The Pleasure in the Separate Pieces

The Place of Rest from All You Have Undergone

Two Citizens: The Life and Work of James Wright

Roth Returns

The Civil Tongue of Richard Wilbur

The Booker and the Shortlist

Tones of Green

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My Race Sees Me: Three African-American Poets

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Friends: Pepys and Evelyn

On Michael Wood on Empson

Some Final Words

What Was Postmodern Poetry?

The Freedom of Montaigne

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Bloom’s Falstaff

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A Worker in the Vineyard

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From Rhymed Lines to Mongrel Tongues

“Carpe You Imbecile!”

“More than Just”: A Partial View of Robert Lowell

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Conrad Once More

Fiction in the Bardo

Humboldt’s New World Landscape

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Thomas Hardy Goes to Town

Andrei Sinyavsky: Strolls with Pushkin

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In Search of Humor

A Viking on the Loose from His Longboat

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Jonathan Swift and His Times—Again

Doorways, Edges, Verges

This Labyrinth of Numb Disorder

Evelyn Waugh Revisited

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Interior Constellations

Whole Earth: Edward O. Wilson’s Proposal to Save the Biosphere

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The Indomitable Germaine de Staël

Voices of Elders

Back to School with Nicholson Baker

Dwelling in Possibility

You Are Not Finished: Seamus Heaney’s Translation of the Aeneid Book VI

A Northern Harp

“A Strangeness in My Mind”: The 2016 Man Booker International Prize Finalists

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Watery Narratives

Recepti Scriptores and Some Others

When We Talk About Death

Anthony Hecht’s Nobility

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Life and After Life

The English Franklin

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