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Robert Duncan saw in H.D.'s poetry “The story of survival, the evolution of forms in which live survives.”

Merrill Gilfillan’s The Bark of the Dog and The Warbler Road; Tony Judt’s The Memory Chalet.

A talk-show like Dick Cavett's, intelligent but not intellectual, offered television a new twist.

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Robert Darnton's Poetry and the Police, Jeremy Harding's Mother Country

The double book-keeping of Christopher Hitchens.

Kai Bird's Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is a meditation on the collective failure of Israelis and Palestinians to reconcile their histories of loss and victimhood.

A rock bottom, a bottom line, a body in extremis all make the poems of Graham Foust quaver and reel.

Taylor Branch and a president's prodigious appetite for vindication before the bar of history.

Howard Zinn's writings remain essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the upheavals of the '60s


Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 6, 2011