Vivian Gornick is an essayist and critic. Her biography of Emma Goldman is forthcoming from Yale.
Seeing not a person but a thing was the crime of crimes for Primo Levi.
The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.
On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.
A nineteenth-century feminist's exceptional life.
This is the second time in living memory that an American movement protesting social injustice has embraced her.
Jonathan Raban has made a persona out of the self that feels nowhere at home.
Rosa Luxemburg wanted it all: books and music, sex and art, evening walks and the revolution. Her lover, Leo Jogiches, told her this was nonsense.