The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Prophet

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

by Bill McKibben

A Different Kafka

Kafka: The Decisive Years

by Reiner Stach, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Kafka: The Years of Insight

by Reiner Stach, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt

by Saul Friedländer

Terror: The Hidden Source

Akbar Ahmed’s ‘The Thistle and the Drone’

The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam

by Akbar Ahmed

The Other Franklin

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

by Jill Lepore

The Unknown Young Balanchine

Elizabeth Kendall’s ‘Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer’

Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

by Elizabeth Kendall

Writing on a High Wire


by Colum McCann

It’s in Your Own Best Interest

Simpler: The Future of Government

by Cass R. Sunstein

Dante: The Most Vivid Version


by Dan Brown


by Dante, translated from the Italian by Mary Jo Bang, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher

The Divine Comedy

by Dante, translated from the Italian by Clive James

‘Bursting with Meanings and Emotions’

Garry Winogrand

an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 9–June 2, 2013; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 2–June 8, 2014; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 27–September 21, 2014; the Jeu de Paume, Paris, October

Torch Song in Vienna

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Kraus Project’

The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

translated from the German and annotated by Jonathan Franzen, with assistance and additional notes from Paul Reitter and Daniel Kehlmann

China: ‘Capitulate or Things Will Get Worse’

For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison

by Liao Yiwu, translated from the Chinese by Wenguang Huang

This Generation: Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver)

by Han Han, edited and translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr

Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009

by Ai Weiwei, edited and translated from the Chinese by Lee Ambrozy

Nietzsche: ‘The Lightning Fire’

The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche’s Thought

by Krzysztof Michalski, translated from the Polish by Benjamin Paloff

The Shame of Our Prisons: New Evidence

Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12: National Inmate Survey, 2011–12

by Allen J. Beck and others

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012: National Survey of Youth in Custody, 2012

by Allen J. Beck and others

‘In the Cage, Trying to Get Out’

The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris

by Jonathan Kirsch

On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War

by Bernard Wasserstein

Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia

by James Mace Ward

À l’intérieur du camp de Drancy

by Annette Wieviorka and Michel Laffitte

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