Peter Plagens on The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali, by Ian Gibson

Linda Nochlin on Symptoms of Culture, by Marjorie Garber

Mayer Rus on New York Living Rooms, by Dominique Nabokov; and Your World...and Welcome to It: A Rogue's Gallery of Interior Design, by Patrick Mauries, with illustrations by Christian Lacroix

Kay Larson on Odd Man In: Norton Simon and the Pursuit of Culture, by Suzanne Muchnic

Eric C. Banks on Harry Partch, by Bob Gilmore

Jerry Stahl on With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant, by Richard E. Grant

Alexander Nehamas on Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil, by Rudiger Safranski

Jonathan Crary on On Television, by Pierre Bourdieu

Tom Breidenbach on Watercolor by Ross Bleckner

Barry Schwabsky on Kippenberger, edited by Angelika Taschen and Burkhard Riemschneider, with text by Roberto Ohrt

Maurice Berger on Performance: Live Art Since 1960, by RoseLee Goldberg

John Tytell on Threads of Time: Recollections, by Peter Brook

Abigail Solomon-Godeau on The Visual Culture Reader, edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff

Geoffrey Batchen on Caught: The Art of Photography in the German Democratic Republic, by Karl Gernot Kuehn

Andrew Hultkrans on Hiding, by Mark C. Taylor

Art & Language on The Artist in the Modern World, by Oskar Batschmann

Barbara Rose on Towards a New Museum, by Victoria Newhouse

John Richardson on Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster, by Mike Davis

Nancy Princenthal on Artists' Books


Joy Willians on The Trial, by Franz Kafka

William Vollmann on Early Sorrows, by Danilo Kis

Bess Rattray on The Farming of Bones, by Edwidge Danticat

Sarah Towers on Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore

Thom Jones on four works by E.M. Cioran

Darcey Steinke on Collected Fictions, by Jorge Luis Borges

Allen Lincoln on Filth, by Irvine Welsh

Judy Budnitz on Luminous Mysteries, by John Holman

Will Blythe on My Year in the No-Man's-Bay, by Peter Handke

Michael J. Agovino on Model Behavior, by Jay McInerney

Poetry: Nick Tosches on All of Us, by Raymond Carver

Settling the Score: Philip Weiss on I Married a Communist, by Philip Roth

Booksurfing: Bill Tonelli on Amazon.com

Why I Write: Norman Mailer


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