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J.M. Coetzee's Summertime and the fictions of self-deception.

A long-lost memoir of the Spanish Civil War moves jaggedly between boredom, fleeting triumphs and terror.

Over a decade ago, in his novel The Ax, Donald E. Westlake captured the ruthlessness and anomie of economic Darwinism.

Laura Miller's study of C.S. Lewis falls short of providing a coherent theory of Narnia's magic.

In The Winter Sun, Fanny Howe proves to be a reluctant and rebellious memoirist.

A half-century later, re-evaluating the works of C. Wright Mills, in The Politics of Truth.

Cynthia Ozick, Norman Podhoretz and Alfred Chester contribute to the education of an editor. Second of a two-part memoir.

An unfinished memoir by the late literary editor and critic. The first part of a two-part article.

Upstairs and downstairs with Virginia, Vanessa and the Bloomsbury set.

Who's more to blame in the Love and Consequences hoax: the faux ghetto girl or the credulous book editors and reviewers who so eagerly snapped up her story?


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

March 7, 2011