book review

T. S. Eliot (1920)

Poet in Embryo

Old Possum’s formative years.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45 • By JAMES MATTHEW WILSON

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‘Lincoln Writing the Proclamation of Freedom’ (1863) by David Gilmour Blythe

Emancipation Strategy

The ushering-out of the Peculiar Institution.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45 • By RICHARD STRINER

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Daša Drndić

An Adriatic Dream

Metaphorical drama for the 20th century.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

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Fidel Castro, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez (ca. 1980)

Defender of Fidel

No dictator is a hero to his bodyguard.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45 • By RONALD RADOSH

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Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall (1965)

Fear Itself

The art of sharing the stage with dread.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45 • By JOHN CHECK

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Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

Entails of Woe

The soap-operatic succession saga of the Sackvilles.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By SYDNEY LEACH

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Sian Phillips, Kyle MacLachlan in ‘Dune’ (1984)

Dune’s Half-Century

A cult classic stands the test of time.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM

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Stone currency of Yap

Loose Change

Measuring history by the money supply.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By JAY WEISER

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J. R. R. Tolkien (1955)

Myth Makers

The long reach of a famous circle of Oxford scholars.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By MICHAEL NELSON

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The British Army in Berlin (1945)

Germany in Extremis

The death, and rebirth, of its modern state.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By ANDREW NAGORSKI

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Red knot at Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Now, Voyager

The science—and mystery—of the disappearing red knot.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By CHRISTOPH IRMSCHER

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Sanford

A Ghost’s Lament

The collision at the corner of Language and Politics.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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‘Sappho and Alcaeus’ by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1881)

Classical Intoxication

Love through the lens of Sappho.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By A.E. STALLINGS

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The artist in Los Angeles (1978)

Rocks of Ages

Isamu Noguchi, sculpting at dual purposes.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By JAMES GARDNER

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Remnants of the brick Dixie Highway, Espanola, Florida

Highway to Heaven

Building the yellow brick road to sunny Florida.

Jul 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 42 • By DANIEL LEE

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