Dec/Jan 2005


MATTHEW PRICE on Dissent at 50

BETWEEN THE LINES Naguib Mahfouz, Three Tales of the Supernatural

Brooke Comer talks with Ali Salem Ammar Abdulhamid on young Syrian intellectuals

James Surowiecki: A Fan's Notes

The Bookforum Question

Robert Polito: Shooting the Piano Player

Brian Thomas Gallagher on M.F.K. Fisher

LUXURY AND DEGRADATION David Rimanelli on Fannie Hurst

ETHAN NOSOWSKY on Svetislav Basara's Chinese Letter

KATHRYN HARRISON on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead

LENORA TODARO on Alice Munro's Runaway: Stories

RICK MOODY on José Saramago's The Double

BRUCE HAINLEY on William Corbett's Just the Thing: Selected Letters of James Schuyler and Ron Padgett's Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard

SVEN BIRKERTS on Imre Kertész's Liquidation

KERRY FRIED on Michel Faber's The Courage Consort

ART WINSLOW on Madison Smartt Bell's The Stone That the Builder Refused, Master of the Crossroads, and All Souls' Rising

DEIRDRE BAIR on Suzanne Kirkbright's Karl Jaspers: A Biography—Navigations in Truth

BENEDICT ANDERSON on Herman Lebovics's Bringing the Empire Back Home: France in the Global Age and Andrew Ross and Kristin Ross's Anti-Americanism

JENNIFER L. ROBERTS on Michael Leja's Looking Askance: Skepticism and American Art from Eakins to Duchamp

DAVID M. LUBIN on David Rosand's The Invention of Painting in America and David C. Ward's Charles Willson Peale: Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic

ANDREW HULTKRANS on Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus's The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad

TOM NAWROCKI on Bob Dylan's Chronicles: Volume One

CHOIRE SICHA on Pam Tents's Midnight at the Palace: My Life as a Fabulous Cockette

Manfred Leve, Leve Sieht Beuys: Block Beuys Photographs

Brandon K. Ruud, ed., Karl Bodmer's North American Prints

Malcolm Warner and Robin Blake, Stubbs and the Horse

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, ed., Franz Kline 1910–1962

Bryan Walsh on Ma Jian's The Noodle Maker

Gary Indiana on Robert Glück's Denny Smith

Max Winter on Marjorie Welish's Word Group

Nicole Rudick on Martha Kinney's The Fall of Heartless Horse

Amanda Schaffer on Patricia Fara's Sex, Botany and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

Julia Bryan-Wilson on Jeff Kelley's Childsplay: The Art of Allan Kaprow

James Poniewozik on Chris Lamb's Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons in the United States

Marilyn Hunt on Terry Teachout's All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine

Bookforum talks with Margot Livesey