Jerome Charyn's Savage Shorthand: The Life and Death of Isaac
Babel examines the life the revolutionary idealist murdered by
Stalin in 1940 and explodes the literary myths that have thus far
defined his works.
Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost plumbs the
mysteries of losing oneself and finding oneself in the realm of the
By writing a novel about a conventional novelist writing about a
conventional man, J.M. Coetzee's latest work illuminates the role of
the novel and cuts through typical and tired theories on fiction.
The quiet purposefulness that characterized Rosa Parks's actions bears eloquent witness to the power of her protest.
Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men seems designed as a calculated assault on the reader.
Sean Wilsey's new memoir is a vulnerable, aching, unresolved account of growing up rich amid San Francisco's high society.
Faulkner does Oprah.
Novalis's unfinished novel is a kaleidoscope of visions
and allegories of nature.
While Michael Jackson's 2005 trial was appalling, it was not the stuff of ordinary tabloid catharsis; there was not an unsullied soul within fifty miles of the courthouse.
"Social Security is the soft underbelly," says right-wing activist