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On Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
January 11, 2014
Society is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip, 1895–1915
December 31, 2013
December 12, 2013
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps; Sea Monsters: A Voyage Around the World\'s Most Beguiling Map; Witches and Wicked Bodies
December 2, 2013
US Title: The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
October 15, 2013
"master of the contemporary short story"
October 10, 2013
A.S. Byatt on Sjón
October 1, 2013
Multiples: 12 stories in 18 languages by 61 authors & Winter Journeys by Georges Perec and the Oulipo.
September 11, 2013
Das Archiv der dreitausend vergessenen Briefe
August 30, 2013
By John Calder
July 13, 2013
By Alfred Brendel
June 18, 2013
Maps produced by Joshua Katz using data compiled online by Bert Vaux
June 4, 2013
At the British Library
May 20, 2013
The Decipherment of Linear B
May 16, 2013
Kate Chisholm Reviews Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum by Freya Johnston and Lynda Mugglestone, Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale by Julia Allen
May 7, 2013
Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Whole Earth Catalog
May 4, 2013
A new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, reviewed by Robert Chandler. Readers may want to choose translations by William Edgerton, Magarshack, or McDuff.
May 2, 2013
Reminiscences by Shelley Wanger about her time working at The New York Review of Books
April 17, 2013
Tim Parks on translating a selection of entries from Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone
March 28, 2013
Richard was disciplined and controlling. Lorenz was undisciplined, uncontrollable, and often drunk. But it worked.
March 20, 2013
Nicht nur für Dave Eggers ist das Buch ein Fetisch
March 15, 2013
Cartoonist, illustrator, and artist. Reviewed by Joseph Epstein.
March 10, 2013
Ein Roman über Kurt Gödel und seine Frau Adele. Mit Fußnoten.
March 4, 2013
Die Zahl der deutschen Wörter ist in den vergangenen hundert Jahren deutlich angewachsen. Die Steigerung jedoch stammt zum größten Teil aus der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte.
March 1, 2013
Reviewed by Sam Leith
March 1, 2013
Reviewed by Ian Thomson
February 27, 2013
Reviewed by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
February 8, 2013
Edited by Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis. Reviewed by Stephen Greenblatt and Joseph Leo Koerner
February 6, 2013
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is giving away free copies of their April issue in celebration of National Poetry Month. The issue includes new poems by Adam Kirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Eavan Boland, Michael Robbins, Randall Mann, Dean Young, Lucie Brock-Broido, and J.T. Barbarese; prose by Christina Pugh; first appearances by Anna Maria Hong, Gwyneth Lewis, Mary Moore Easter, and Jamaal May; and the continuation of the feature "A Few More Don'ts," (commemorating Ezra Pound's famous "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste") featuring Marjorie Perloff, William Logan, and Sina Queyras.
February 1, 2013
Gabriel Chevallier's Fear translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie. Aglaja Veteranyi's Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta translated from the German by Vincent Kling. Juan Goytisolo's Exiled from Almost Everywhere translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush. C. P. Cavafy's Selected Poems translated from the Greek by Avi Sharon. Giovanni Arpino's Il buio e il miele translated from the Italian as Scent of a Woman by Anne Milano Appel. Teolinda Gersão's The Word Tree translated from the Portuguese by Jull Costa. Bensalem Himmich's A Muslim Suicide translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen. Harry Martinson's Chickweed Wintergreen translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton.
January 31, 2013
Translated by Dai Congrong
January 29, 2013
Editor of the New York Review of Books
January 25, 2013
"The full list comprises U R Ananthamurthy (India), Aharon Appelfeld (Israel), Lydia Davis (USA), Intizar Husain (Pakistan), Yan Lianke (China), Marie NDiaye (France), Josip Novakovich (Canada), Marilynne Robinson (USA), Vladimir Sorokin (Russia) and Peter Stamm (Switzerland)."
January 24, 2013
The Perfect American premieres at the Teatro Real in Madrid
January 22, 2013
Reviewed by Ian Thomson
January 18, 2013
Reassessing the cacophony of sound that was 20th-century classical music
January 13, 2013
"In Barbara Sukowa hat sie dabei eine überzeugende Hauptdarstellerin. Manch Anderes aber misslingt."
January 11, 2013
A New Edition of James Joyce's Ulysses Edited by Sam Slote
January 7, 2013
Reflections by Theodore Dalrymple ... "The joy of finding something that one did not know existed, and that is deeply interesting or connected in a totally unexpected way with one’s intellectual interests of the moment, is one of the great serendipitous rewards of browsing, and one unknown to those who take a purely instrumental view of bookshops, leaving them the moment they discover that they do not have the very book that they want."
December 3, 2012
"I'm trying to eschew irony, but it's very hard. It's embedded deep in my bones."
November 22, 2012
"There is something about Warholism's way of mimicking the optimism of the avant-garde that brings to mind the strange allure of "midcult," the cultural transformation that Dwight Macdonald first diagnosed in the late 1950s and described in "Masscult and Midcult," originally published by Partisan Review in 1960. That essay, forgotten by all but a few stalwart students of the New York intellectuals until it was brought back into circulation in an anthology of Macdonald's writings edited by John Summers last year, has still not received the fresh attention it deserves."
November 15, 2012
"I was meeting with the couple last winter in the dining room of their lawyer’s house in Sürth, an affluent suburb of Cologne. Large windows looked over a snow-dappled garden and, just beyond, the Rhine River, clogged on this bright and frigid February morning with chunks of ice. After complicated negotiations, they had agreed to tell me their story."
October 10, 2012
Espionage and Counter-Intelligence in the age of Elizabeth I.
August 17, 2012
November 25, 2013
Reviewed by Margaret Atwood
November 6, 2013
Volume 1 of the 6th edition of Samuel Johnson’s epic achievement A Dictionary of the English Language, published a year after his death in 1785.
October 15, 2013
Sharks & People: Exploring Our Relationship With the Most Feared Fish in the Sea by Thomas P. Peschak
September 25, 2013
September 9, 2013
Das Sprengel Museum Hannover widmet seinem Spätwerk die erste umfassende Ausstellung, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Tate Britain in London.
July 11, 2013
A Translation of Language: The Cultural Tool
June 28, 2013
"Digitalisierungsverfechter [kommen] so unhöflich vor, wenn sie sich über die Sentimentalitäten von Bücherfreunden amüsieren. Sie bemerken nicht, dass sie sich über Liebe lustig machen."
June 11, 2013
Selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood. Translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin
June 2, 2013
Reflections on Gogol's Dead Souls
May 3, 2013
Eine Ausstellung über die beiden Brüder Grimm in Kassel.
April 28, 2013
A short film
April 20, 2013
A review of The Diary of a Nose by Jean-Claude Ellena & The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu
April 12, 2013
The first English translation of Chroniques Algériennes.
April 11, 2013
Hannah Rothschild on the trail of her elusive, bohemian relative, the Baroness Pannonica "Nica" de Koenigswarter
March 25, 2013
Reassessing the literary legacy of the Lost Generation's Edward Thomas
March 20, 2013
By Daniel Barenboim
March 15, 2013
Paul Ricœur aurait 100 ans aujourd’hui. Il ne sera jamais devenu un "maître-penseur", si l’expression renvoie à la "possession" d’une pensée tellement sûre d’elle-même qu’elle ne demande qu’à être reprise telle quelle et répétée. On le dira plutôt "semeur", ou "hôte", en se souvenant que l’idéal du "philosopher en commun" dont il rêvait est celui d’une pensée qui offre l’hospitalité à la pensée des autres, aux pensées autres, et leur donne tout ce qu’elle a.
March 13, 2013
Anlässlich des 250. Geburtstages des Dichters
March 8, 2013
A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of Its Oldest Pub — The George Inn
March 2, 2013
Reflections on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
March 1, 2013
An adaptation of two short stories by Chekhov
March 1, 2013
Transforming a loved volume
February 28, 2013
Reviewed by Sam Leith
February 8, 2013
by Roxana Robinson
February 6, 2013
By Michael Chabon
January 31, 2013
Par Sophie Chassat
January 29, 2013
A Novel about the Bill Evans Trio and the death of Scott LaFaro. Reviewed by David Evans
January 25, 2013
Died on February 24th, aged 84.
January 24, 2013
Includes an excerpt of James Joyce's Ulysses, a poem by William Carlos Williams, and an essay by the magazine's editor, T.S. Eliot
January 22, 2013
"Such an odd prologue would be unlikely to occur in a study of Josephus that wasn't written by Frederic Raphael, but then, this is an odd study of Josephus."
January 12, 2013
"perhaps the closest thing to a Gray Reader has arrived in the form of a 1,000-page volume that tracks the development of his unique, bizarre talent ..."
January 9, 2013
"Sitting down with Alexander Pushkin for tea, as I did recently, is probably as close as I will ever come to communing with a supreme creative mind of the past. This Pushkin is the great-grandson of Russia's national poet and a man determined to keep the poet's oeuvre alive in the West."
January 1, 2013
"Barzun's eye roamed over the full spectrum of Western music, art, literature and philosophy."
October 26, 2012
"This is a book about the music of Bach and the ways it has been reinvented in our time."
October 7, 2012
The manuscripts of John Kennedy Toole
July 31, 2012
How the author of the Moomin books created a children's fantasy in tune with the postwar world
January 17, 2014
London-based DJ, composer and entrepreneur Gabriel Prokofiev talks about composing and performing for a 21st century audience, family legacies, and the use of sampling in classical music.
January 11, 2014
An essay adapted from the preface to "T. C. Boyle Stories II"
October 3, 2013
Herodotus: The Histories. Translated by Tom Holland
September 21, 2013
September 17, 2013
Museum Authenticates Van Gogh Painting in Amsterdam
September 9, 2013
A selection of his work from the Review's archives.
June 30, 2013
Valedictory lecture by Donald Kagan
June 4, 2013
By Daniel Barenboim
June 1, 2013
By Clive James
June 1, 2013
By Tim Parks
May 9, 2013
Ralph Dutli über Bienen
May 1, 2013
A Writing Coach Becomes a Listener
April 28, 2013
An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, September 25, 2012–January 20, 2013; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 26–May 27, 2013; and the Art Institute of Chicago, June 26–September 22, 2013
April 25, 2013
Im Literaturmuseum der Moderne in Marbach
April 10, 2013
Ian Du Quesnay and Tony Woodman, editors. Reviewed by G. C. Trimble
April 8, 2013
By Edward Jay Epstein
March 24, 2013
Das Augenlicht lässt nach, aber die Finger sind flink wie eh und je.
March 23, 2013
A flâneur for all seasons
March 7, 2013
Reviewed by Philip Womack
March 5, 2013
Reviewed by Daniel Akst
March 2, 2013
By Teddy Wayne
March 1, 2013
Reviewed by H.J. Kirchhoff
February 22, 2013
"including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes"
February 14, 2013
Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul Kildea; Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music by Neil Powell; Britten by David Matthews; Britten by David Matthews
February 8, 2013
How the physical remains of Richard III compare with historical and literary accounts of the King by Sarah Knight and Mary Ann Lund
February 6, 2013
Translating the acoustic inertia of the original text. By Tim Parks
February 4, 2013
Albert Uderzo a passé le flambeau à Jean-Yves Ferri y Didier Conrad
February 1, 2013
Reviewed by Alastair Fowler
January 30, 2013
Reviewed by Charles Nicholl
January 25, 2013
Message: An image of the Mona Lisa
January 17, 2013
Zadie Smith, Ian Kershaw, Robin Lane Fox, Simon Schama, and Mary Beard are among the authors he brought to prominence
January 12, 2013
Reviewed by Ben Hamilton
January 8, 2013
"The question is whether the balance has tipped too far in favor of the booksellers, at the consumers' expense. The answer is yes."
December 22, 2012
From Fragile to Robust to Antifragile
November 26, 2012
"The French have almost as many varieties of love as they have kinds of cheese ..."
October 19, 2012
"I think elegy is an inevitable outcome of utopia. I do think I have a sense of belatedness, of always having arrived a little too late. I think it's a very common American characteristic going back to our earliest times — always feeling you missed it by a little bit!"
September 13, 2012