Near the end of Parallels and Paradoxes, a recent collection of
dialogues on music and society between the conductor and pianist Daniel
Barenboim, music director of the Chicago Symphony
THE QUALITY OF LIFE REPORT: A Novel.
By Meghan Daum.
Viking. 309 pp. $24.95.
During the harsh New York City winter of 1909-10, 20,000 garment workers
marched and picketed to win recognition of their union.
"That was a benefit shooting." So said a shaken Kenneth Koch to a
stunned audience seconds after a tall, scraggly man fired a pistol at
him on January 10, 1968.
For years it was one of those intriguing asterisk marks in many a great
writer's career--a book that might have been but wasn't.
Paul Elie's The Life You Save May Be Your Own is a deft and
ambitious four-part biography interweaving the lives of Dorothy Day,
Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor, the mo
Steal this book.
Somewhere, and it's not in this new Everyman's Library edition, James M.
Cain betrayed a state secret when he said that "a writer can only write
two hours a day." The truth in this observation
During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo,
the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book
titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli
In the deformed, malignant years of the Ayatollah and the mullahs, women
in Iran in the 1980s sometimes found subversive ways to mutiny against
the cruelties imposed on them by wrathful men.