Vivian Gornick is an essayist and critic. Her next book, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader, will be published in February.
Seeing not a person but a thing was the crime of crimes for Primo Levi.
The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.
On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.