Apr/May 2006


Daniel Boyarin on Saint Paul

Rachel Cohen on Stefan Zweig

Susie Linfield on genocide in Africa

Marion Meade on Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman

Robert Polito: Shooting the Piano Player

Bookforum speaks with Bernard-Henri Lévy

Roberto Clemente; cleaning up the map; Where the Wild Things Are, the film; Q&A with Karen Finley

Salman Rushdie on Samuel Beckett’s fiction

Darcy Cosper on A. M. Homes’s This Book Will Save Your Life

Gideon Lewis-Kraus on David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green

Scott Bradfield on Colson Whitehead’s Apex Hides the Hurt

Ross Benjamin on Peter Stamm’s In Strange Gardens and Other Stories and Unformed Landscape

Shelley Jackson on Magnus Mills’s Explorers of the New Century

Charles Bernstein on Barbara Guest (1920–2006)

Claire Messud on Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française

Gal Beckerman on Elias Khoury’s Gate of the Sun

Jonathan Shainin on Gershom Gorenberg’s The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967–1977 and Michael Sorkin’s Against the Wall: Israel’s Barrier to Peace

Ronald Aronson on Jacqueline Lévi-Valensi’s Camus at Combat: Writing 1944–1947

Meghan O’Rourke on Harvey C. Mansfield’s Manliness

Matthew Price on Jeremy Lewis’s Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane and Phil Baines’s Penguin By Design: A Cover Story 1935–2005

Michael Roth on Leo Damrosch’s Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius

Arthur C. Danto on Desmond Clarke’s Descartes: A Biography

Steven Connor on Mladen Dolar’s A Voice and Nothing More and Marc Shell’s Stutter

Diedrich Diederichsen on Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984

Saul Anton on Roger Caillois’s Pontius Pilate

David Thomson on Phillip Lopate’s American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now

Kent Jones on Tullio Kezich’s Federico Fellini: His Life and Work

Richard B. Woodward on Robin Lenman’s The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

Barry Schwabsky on Anne Middleton Wagner’s Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture

Gerald Early on David Yaffe’s Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing

Paul Griffiths on Edward W. Said’s On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain)

Daniel Pick on R. J. B. Bosworth’s Mussolini’s Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915–1945

Jan Verwoert, Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous

Josef Albers, Interaction of Color and Formulation: Articulation

The Silver Spoon

Bookforum talks with Amy Hempel

Christopher R. Beha on Clint Burnham’s Smoke Show

Trina Robbins on Jessica Abel’s La Perdida

Marcela Valdes on Per Olov Enquist’s The Book About Blanche and Marie

Jen Bervin on Joshua Clover’s The Totality for Kids

Jessica George Firger on Sheila Heti’s Ticknor

Harvey Pekar on James Vance and Dan Burr’s Kings in Disguise

Dan Adler on Alice Goldfarb Marquis’s Art Czar: The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg

Stephanie Zacharek on Cari Beauchamp’s Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s

Albert Mobilio on Geoff Nicholson’s Sex Collectors: The Secret World of Erotic Consumers, Connoisseurs, Curators, Creators, Dealers, Bibliographers, and Accumulators

Liz Brown on Andreas Killen’s 1973 Nervous Breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the Birth of Post-sixties America

Jesse Lichtenstein on Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth