Edward Mendelson

Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His complete edition of W.H. Auden’s Poems was published in June. (December 2022)

What Is the Critic’s Job?

What Is the Critic’s Job?

Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth

by A.O. Scott

This Thing We Call Literature

by Arthur Krystal

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature

by Erich Auerbach, translated from the German by Willard R. Trask, with an introduction by Edward W. Said

September 28, 2017 issue

In the Depths of the Digital Age

In the Depths of the Digital Age

Six books look at the newly public world in which practically everyone’s lives are accessible and offered for display

Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

by Judy Wajcman

Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age

by Bernard E. Harcourt

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

by Virginia Heffernan

Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media

by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Mood and Mobility: Navigating the Emotional Spaces of Digital Social Networks

by Richard Coyne

Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

by Philip N. Howard

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June 23, 2016 issue

Malamud’s Secrets

Malamud’s Secrets

Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s

by Bernard Malamud, edited by Philip Davis

Novels and Stories of the 1960s

by Bernard Malamud, edited by Philip Davis

April 2, 2015 issue

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