Category: Book Review

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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Mystifying Enlightenment: The Fiction of David Albahari


A Russian Ambassador to the Court of St. James

John Crowe Ransom’s Quarrel with Himself

The Universe Is So Very Marvellous; or, “What you have done, Odysseus”

T. S. Eliot: The Annotated Poems

Schools of Our Soul-Making

“My Dear Eyes”: Nabokov’s Letters to Véra

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Tales Retold

The Single Artificer

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Personae Gratae

We Come from the Stars