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Shelf Life


  • December 14, 2011

    Shelf Life

    Anne Rophie’s Art and Madness, Millicent Monk’s Songs of Three Islands, Maisie Houghton’s Pitch Uncertain.

    Elias Altman

  • November 2, 2011

    Shelf Life

    Rita Dove's Penguin Anthology of 20th Century Poetry.

    Jeremy Bass

  • October 26, 2011

    Shelf Life

    Out of the Vinyl Deeps catalogs Ellen Willis’s pop years.

    Joshua Clover

  • September 6, 2011

    Shelf Life: On Socrates

    Bettany Hughes's biography of Socrates is a book that Socrates himself, on a mean day, would have torn to shreds.

    Emily Wilson

  • August 24, 2011

    Shelf Life

    Jane Campion reconsidered.

    Akiva Gottlieb

  • The Nation is reader supported.


  • August 10, 2011

    Shelf Life

    On Reza Aslan’s Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East.

    Elias Muhanna