Unraveling the Kafkaesque mystique of Franz Kafka.
An affectionate and absorbing oral history raises questions of whether George Plimpton's amiable exterior concealed a man without qualities.
Was Patty Hearst really a rebel in search of a cause?
The intimate friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson takes wing in two new books.
Biographer Patrick French offers a vivid, sometimes enthralling portrait of a deeply enigmatic writer.
Following the quirky, revolutionary life path of one of the most celebrated twentieth-century intellectuals.
Ingrid Rowland's Giordano Bruno rediscovers the Renaissance philosopher and heretic.
An authoritative new biography of Jordan's King Hussein offers an absorbing diplomatic history of the Middle East.
In Henry James and his family, biographers find a fascinating story of dynastic melodrama.
The biography of Joschka Fischer tells the story of postwar Germany.