January 20, 2014
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
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
October 26, 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
September 29, 2013
Multiples: 12 stories in 18 languages by 61 authors & Winter Journeys by Georges Perec and the Oulipo.
September 11, 2013
September 6, 2013
Das Archiv der dreitausend vergessenen Briefe
August 30, 2013
August 26, 2013
August 18, 2013
By John Calder
July 13, 2013
June 30, 2013
June 26, 2013
By Alfred Brendel
June 18, 2013
Maps produced by Joshua Katz using data compiled online by Bert Vaux
June 4, 2013
Reviewed by Simon Schama
May 24, 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
Reviewed by Mary Beard
April 25, 2013
April 23, 2013
Reviewed by David Crane
April 20, 2013
Reminiscences by Shelley Wanger about her time working at The New York Review of Books
April 17, 2013
April 3, 2013
Tim Parks on translating a selection of entries from Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone
March 28, 2013
Reviewed by Jeffrey Collins
March 24, 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
By Thomas Meaney
March 13, 2013
Cartoonist, illustrator, and artist. Reviewed by Joseph Epstein.
March 10, 2013
Reviewed by David Auerbach
March 6, 2013
Ein Roman über Kurt Gödel und seine Frau Adele. Mit Fußnoten.
March 4, 2013
Reviewed by Roger Lowenstein
March 2, 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 Charles Simic
February 21, 2013
Thoughts On Andrew Wylie
February 14, 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