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.