Books Reviewed

Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee

Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia by Kiki Petrosino

The Selected Letters of John Berryman, ed. by Philip Coleman and Calista McRae by John Berryman

On Seamus Heaney by R. F. Foster

Inheritors by Asako Serizawa

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark

The Last Great Road Bum by Héctor Tobar

For the Ride by Alice Notley

Balzac’s Lives by Peter Brooks

The Caiplie Caves by Karen Solie

Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange by Tess Taylor

The Life of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox, 1935–1962 by Carl Rollyson

The Life oWilliam Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934 by Carl Rollyson

Summer by Ali Smith

The Mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The Inside Story by Martin Amis

Beethoven: A Life by Jan Caeyers

A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monica Sok

Nobody: A Hymn to the Sea by Alice Oswald

The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry By Women by Dick Davis, translator

The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems by Gerry Cambridge

Sometimes I Dream That I Am Not Walt Whitman by Joseph Harrison

And Not to Break by Janet Sylvester

To Begin the World Over Again: How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe by Matthew Lockwood

An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky

Exposition by Nathalie Léger

Skyland by Andrew Durbin

Drifts by Kate Zambreno

To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life by Hervé Guibert

Robert Stone: Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, Outerbridge Reach, ed. by Madison Smartt Bell by Robert Stone

The Eye You See With: Selected Nonfiction, ed. by Madison Smartt Bell by Robert Stone

The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James: The Sacred Fount, ed. by T. J. Lustig by Henry James

Red Stilts by Ted Kooser

The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, ed. by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner by Ralph Ellison

Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances by Paul Scolieri

The Fairest of Them All: Snow White and 21 Tales of Mothers and Daughters by Maria Tatar

The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be by Thomas Lynch

Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Stranger by Night by Edward Hirsch

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy by Anne Carson

geode by Susan Barba

Middle Distance by Stanley Plumly

A Little History of Poetry by John Carey

Malicroix by Henri Bosco

Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Beyond the Sea by Paul Lynch