Oct/Nov 2005


Mark Rudman on Anne Carson's Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera

Ronald Aronson on the New Atheism

Jesse Sheidlower on Samuel Johnson

David Rimanelli on William Hazlitt's "On the Pleasure of Hating"

Nick Tosches: Back to Newark

Virginia Rutledge: Creative License

Scott Saul on Jonestown

Gary Indiana on Gavin Lambert

Robert Polito: Shooting the Piano Player

Phillip Lopate on Lewis M. Dabney's Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature

Sam Lipsyte on George Saunders's The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

Greg Bottoms on Tim Winton's The Turning

Ken Kalfus on Rafi Zabor's I, Wabenzi: A Souvenir. Volume One: Aporia

Minna Proctor on Mary Gaitskill's Veronica

Suzanne Ruta on Mouloud Feraoun's The Poor Man's Son: Menrad, Kabyle Schoolteacher

Joseph Donahue on Gustaf Sobin's The Places As Preludes

Jennifer Egan on Sarah Hall's The Electric Michelangelo

Alex Abramovich on Walter Kirn's Mission to America

Mukul Kesavan on Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown

Jennifer L. Roberts on Thomas Eakins's A Drawing Manual and Henry Adams's Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist

Colleen McDannell on Rebecca Sullivan's Visual Habits: Nuns, Feminism, and American Postwar Popular Culture

Ilan Pappe on Idith Zertal's Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood

Mark M. Anderson on Peter Weiss's The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume One

Deirdre Bair on Vivian Gornick's The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Fierce Attachments

Gerald Early on Mel Watkins's Stepin Fetchit: The Life and Times of Lincoln Perry

Daniel Swift on Robert Boynton's The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft, Marc Weingarten's The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism Revolution

Lorin Stein on Peter Guralnick's Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

Arthur C. Danto on Jed Perl's New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century

Lee Smith on Dane Kennedy's The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World

Clément Chéroux et al., The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult

Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano, The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper (1898–1911)

Peter Kuper on Yoshihiro Tatsumi's The Push Man and Other Stories

Lauren Sanders on Ali Liebegott's The Beautifully Worthless

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on Martha Southgate's Third Girl From the Left

Christopher R. Beha on Nick McDonell's The Third Brother

Radhika Jones on Melanie Rehak's Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

Geeta Dayal on James Greer's Guided By Voices, A Brief History

Jason Gross on Jean Pierre Lion's Bix: The Definitive Biography of a Jazz Legend

David Levi Strauss on Eliot Weinberger's What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles