Category: Book Review

Eliot’s Last Prose

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Iris Origo

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The Durable Art of Elizabeth Bishop

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The Going: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and The Dolphin Letters

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In the Season of Grief and Consolation


Lately Belated

Bevis’ Fun

Wendell Berry and Yoknapatawpha

From Vienna to Leningrad

Kierkegaard’s Leap

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Memorable Correspondents: The Kenner/Davenport Letters

Mutatis Mutandis

Coleridge the Trailblazer

An Epic Amusement

When the World Gets Weird, We Cry for Sci-Fi (and Fantasy)

Updike Novels

The Lyric in Verse and Prose

The Poet of the Counting House

A Cast of Individuals


The Old Historicism and the Practical Critic: Reading Logan Reading

Only Connect

Stories for Our Sorrows

Everything Is Aftermath

Epistolary Larkin

The One Story of Robert Graves

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Robert Bly: A Lifetime in Poetry

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“The Last Survivor of the Old Culture”

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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