Literature

The Weekly Standard Holiday Reading Guide

Our holiday gift to you: We offer our choices for books to enjoy over the holidays or to consider as last-minute gift ideas.

11:00 PM, Dec 19, 2002 • By

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Merry Murder

Crime fiction for Christmas.

Dec 23, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 15 • By JON L. BREEN

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City of Darkness

Michael Connelly's mysterious Los Angeles.

Dec 16, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 14 • By DAVID KLINGHOFFER

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The Great American Novel?

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" after a century and a half.

Dec 16, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 14 • By ALGIS VALIUNAS

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The Mystery of Craig Rice

May 27, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 36 • By JON L. BREEN

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Dostoevsky's Demons

Joseph Frank finishes his biographical masterpiece.

May 20, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 35 • By RENE GIRARD

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The Outsider

John Steinbeck at 100.

Apr 15, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 30 • By BILL CROKE

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Making Science Fiction

The unmysterious future, according to Jules Verne.

Apr 15, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 30 • By JOHN SUTHERLAND

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The Dark Knight of Bobby's Soul

"A Season on the Brink" comes to ESPN. Is Bobby Knight as bad as you think he is?

11:01 PM, Mar 7, 2002 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The Butler Didn't Do It

A Victorian Murder, Solved.

Feb 11, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 21 • By SUSAN BALEE

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Fathers & Daughter

Trilling, Barzun, Fadiman--and Carolyn Heilbrun.

Jan 28, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 19 • By MARTIN LEVIN

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Sex, Lies, Videotape, and CNN

William Butler Yeats predicts Paula Zahn.

Jan 21, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 18 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Burning Twain

Ken Burns gives us a Mark Twain for our times--unfortunately.

Jan 14, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 17 • By DANIEL WATTENBERG

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The Standard Reader

Rereading "The Lord of the Rings"

Dec 31, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 16 • By

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

From the December 24, 2001 issue: Charles Dickens's triumph.

Dec 24, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 15 • By J. BOTTUM

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