Category: Book Review

Kingsley Amis’ Music

Ottoman Dreams, Balkan Identities

Hand-Held Device

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Digging Up Diderot

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Sex, Death, and the Gods

Madison: Not the Musical

Darwin’s Really Dangerous Idea

Agee, the Movies, and Me

Ducks, Virgins, Snakes and Witches

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How Little Writing Rescues

“I know the bottom, she says”: Sylvia Plath’s Correspondence 2

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Amis as Critic

Neruda’s Voice

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“Some Sang”

Copious Agendas

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International Masters

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“The Muses Taught Me Song Beyond Divine”

Of Shanties and Slavery

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

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

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The News from Poems

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The Booker and the Shortlist

Roth Returns

The Civil Tongue of Richard Wilbur

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

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

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Conrad Once More

Fiction in the Bardo

“Carpe You Imbecile!”

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