Feb/Mar 2007


Perfume, the oral history; the George Plimpton statue; collected works on the Web; the Bookforum literary calendar

Radhika Jones on Edward Mendelson


Marcela Valdes on Indies Under Fire: The Battle for the American Bookstore

Thad Ziolkowski on surf photography

Nicole Rudick on Andrea Levy’s Fruit of the Lemon

Masha Tupitsyn on Natsuo Kirino’s Grotesque

Max Winter on Anna Moschovakis’s I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone

Benjamin Lytal on Joel Rose’s The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth-Century New York

Ed Park on Adam Rapp's The Year of Endless Sorrows

Rebecca Walker on Jennifer Baumgardner’s Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics

Joy Connolly on Virgil’s The Aeneid, translated by Robert Fagles

Emilie Bickerton on The Novel, Volume 1: History, Geography, and Culture and The Novel, Volume 2: Forms and Themes, edited by Franco Moretti

Arthur C. Danto on Roger Woolhouse’s Locke: A Biography

Katie Hafner on Fred R. Shapiro’s The Yale Book of Quotations

Eric Banks on Warren Belasco’s Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food and Tristram Stuart’s The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

William S. McFeely on Aaron Sachs’s The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American

Stephanie Hanson on Eric Hershberg and Fred Rosen’s Latin America After Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide in the 21st Century? and Nancy Grey Postero’s Now We Are Citizens: Indigenous Politics in Postmulticultural Bolivia

Claire Harman on Linda Lear’s Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature

Alice Echols on Gail Levin’s Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist

Douglas Mullins on Iain Anderson’s This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture

Matt Madden on Osamu Tezuka’s Ode to Kirihito

Woodrow Phoenix on Roland Kelts’s Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.

Aaron Matz on Claire Tomalin’s Thomas Hardy

Robert A. M. Stern, David Fishman, and Jacob Tilove’s New York 2000: Architecture and Urbanism Between the Bicentennial and the Millennium

Rainer Kahsnitz’s Carved Splendor: Late Gothic Altarpieces in Southern Germany, Austria, and South Tirol

E. C. Segar’s Popeye, Volume l: “I Yam What I Yam”