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The American Hero

American Sniper

a film directed by Clint Eastwood

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History

by Chris Kyle with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen


A New Callas

Maria Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings, 1949–1969

Warner Classics


Shakespeare in Tehran

On the fulfillment of an old dream

The Artist of Sex and Death

Egon Schiele: Portraits

an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, October 9, 2014–April 20, 2015


How Robots & Algorithms Are Taking Over

Many occupations have already been given over to machines

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

by Nicholas Carr


New York: Conspicuous Construction

If architecture is frozen music, then the new Manhattan skyscrapers are vertical money.

Sky High and the Logic of Luxury

an exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum, New York City, October 9, 2013–June 15, 2014


The Godfather of Modernism

“Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions

by Ian S. MacNiven

The Collected Poems of James Laughlin

edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Glassgold


Slouching Toward Mecca

Michel Houellebecq’s ‘Soumission’

Soumission

by Michel Houellebecq


The Remains of the Britons

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

The Buried Giant

by Kazuo Ishiguro


The Fierce Pressures Facing Pakistan

The future of Pakistan hangs in the balance, while its stability remains critical to global security

The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics

by Ayesha Jalal

The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan

by Aqil Shah

Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

by Mohsin Hamid

Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition

by Nisid Hajari


The Future Is Here

William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’

The Peripheral

by William Gibson


Cuba: The New Opening

Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971

by Lillian Guerra

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana

by William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh


Beckett in Love

In the third volume of Beckett’s letters we see the arrival of female voices

The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume III: 1957–1965

edited and translated from the French by George Craig, and edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn, and Lois More Overbeck


The Magic in Schubert’s Songs

There will always be so much more at stake in song than the mere setting of words by music

Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs

by Graham Johnson


Hitler & the Muslims

Islam and Nazi Germany’s War

by David Motadel

Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination

by Stefan Ihrig


Revolutionary Italy: The Masterwork

Confessions of an Italian

by Ippolito Nievo, translated from the Italian by Fredericka Randall, with an introduction by Lucy Riall


John & Harriet: Still Mysterious

Mill’s distinctive form of liberalism had a great deal to do with his relationship with Harriet Taylor

Hayek on Mill: The Mill–Taylor Friendship and Other Writings

by Friedrich Hayek, edited by Sandra J. Peart


A Wonderful Novel and an Impossible Challenge

Jenny Erpenbeck’s ‘The End of Days’

The End of Days

by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky


Adam Michnik: A Hero of Our Time

An Uncanny Era: Conversations Between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik

edited and translated from the Polish and with an introduction by Elzbieta Matynia

The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

by Adam Michnik, edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross, and translated from the Polish by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk, and Roman Czarny


Jonathan Miller and the Kinds of Genius

On Further Reflection: 60 Years of Writing

by Jonathan Miller


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


The War on Poverty: Was It Lost?

Four changes are especially important when we try to measure changes in the poverty rate since 1964

Legacies of the War on Poverty

edited by Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger


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