book review

‘Next to [Proust] all the other works we know seem to be no more than novellas.’

An Uncommon Reader

Erich Auerbach and the understanding of literature.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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Louisa Catherine Adams by Charles Robert Leslie (1816)

The Other Mrs. Adams

A view from the front row of the young republic.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38 • By EDWARD ACHORN

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‘The Coronation of King Edward VII’ by Edwin Austin Abbey (ca. 1904)

Bertie the Good

The royal antidote to Victorian austerity.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Ted Danson as Lemuel Gulliver (1996)

Dean of Contradictions

The savage, satiric, sympathetic Swift.

Jun 9, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 37 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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Brain Drain

A tale of old minds in new bodies, and the meaning of consciousness.

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36 • By ANN MARLOWE

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Mary Evans Picture Library / Everett Collection

Hello, Beethoven

A look at the life behind the music.

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36 • By GEORGE B. STAUFFER

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Laurence Olivier as Henry V (1943)

Scratch an Actor

.  .  . and you’ll find an actor—like Laurence Olivier.

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36 • By HENRIK BERING

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Artist at work, Greenwich Village, ca. 1935

It Takes a Village

Bohemia at the bottom of Manhattan.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07 • By FRED SIEGEL

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Theodore Roosevelt and friends, 1905

Paradox of the Book

The chaos of the Internet makes reading easier.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07 • By THOMAS L. JEFFERS

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Literary Postcards

The writer’s vocation in J. F. Powers’s correspondence.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM

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Getty

Bases Loaded

The smooth moves, and rough edges, of baseball’s infancy.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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Allied Supreme Command in London, February 1944

An End in Sight

The final act of the war against Hitler in the West.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By NELSON D. LANKFORD

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AP

This American World

The ‘last, best hope of earth’ goes global.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By EDWARD SHORT

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National Lampoon

Laughing Last

How yesterday’s insurgents became today’s Establishment.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By MICHAEL HEATON

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Ben

Lights of Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin introduces the modern world to the New World.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By PATRICK ALLITT

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