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Gustav Mahler's embrace of Germanness and battles with anti-Semitism.

A Life in Letters as chronicled by the determinedly elusive Graham Greene.

Writing a biography of the mind of Shakespeare is a challenge that requires the ingenuity of an artist.

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.


 A look back on John Lennon's New York years.

November 22, 2010