The Emerald Light in the Air by Donald Antrim
Green: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau, translated from the French by Jody Gladding
Starting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Middle C by William H. Gass
For a century and more readers have found an awful fascination in watching Lily Bart, the heroine of Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.
The real subject of William Gass’s On Being Blue is language itself, which he sees as glorious to the exact degree that it is also inadequate, unable to sustain an immediate relation between a word on the one hand and its arbitrary and yet indissoluble referent on the other.
James McNeill Whistler’s 1871 portrait of his mother goes on show at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.
Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account is a grave and sober historical novel about the Spanish exploration of North America.
Workshops and a month’s-worth of free readings.
Lectures, exhibits, tours, good talk, and bourbon in the novelist’s hometown of Oxford, Mississippi.
The late medieval miracle play, updated by Carol Ann Duffy, with Chiwetel Ejifor in the title role. Or in other words, playing us.