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Tim Parks

Tim Parks

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction. His latest book is The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna> (October 2022)

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The Pope’s Many Silences

A new account of Pius XII’s actions during World War II gives the impression of a pope who lacked any clear moral or political vision and made every decision on the basis of the merest expediency.

The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler

by David I. Kertzer

The Pope and the Holocaust: Pius XII and the Vatican Secret Archives

by Michael Hesemann, translated from the German by Michael J. Miller and Frank Nitsche-Robinson

October 20, 2022 issue

A Gift for Overkill

The Dutch novelist Willem Frederik Hermans loathed pious illusions and postwar complacencies.

An Untouched House

by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, with an afterword by Cees Nooteboom

The Darkroom of Damocles

by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke

A Guardian Angel Recalls

by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer

Beyond Sleep

by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke

March 24, 2022 issue

Salma Hayek as a queen eating the heart of a sea dragon in Matteo Garrone’s film Tale of Tales (2015), adapted from a set of stories by Giambattista Basile

The Rabelais of Naples

The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

by Giambattista Basile, translated from the Neapolitan and with an introduction by Nancy L. Canepa, with illustrations by Carmelo Lettere and a foreword by Jack Zipes

Tale of Tales

a film directed by Matteo Garrone

May 9, 2019 issue

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