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Hampered Brilliance

‘Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage’

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

by Barney Frank


Bellow: The ‘Defiant, Irascible Mind’

For Bellow the act of writing was itself a form of defiance

The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915–1964

by Zachary Leader

There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction

by Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor


Bernini: He Had the Touch

A titanic influence on the arts and the cityscape of seventeenth-century Rome

Portraits of the Soul

an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, November 6, 2014–February 8, 2015

Bernini: Roma y la Monarquía Hispánica [Bernini: Rome and the Spanish Monarchy]

Catalog of the Prado exhibition by Delfín Rodríguez Ruiz

Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini

by Sarah McPhee

Barocco a Roma: La Meraviglia delle Arti [The Baroque in Rome: The Wonders of Art]

an exhibition at the Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Cipolla, Rome, April 1–July 26, 2015

Bernini at Saint Peter’s: The Pilgrimage

by Irving Lavin

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

by C.D. Dickerson III, Anthony Sigel, Ian Wardropper, and others

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How Money Runs Our Politics

The drift away from representational government

Some Winter Wonders

Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

by Ian Bostridge


ISIS & the Shia Revival in Iraq

Profiteering, theft, and executions in Mosul; rare normalcy in Baghdad

‘The Most Beautiful Girl in the World’

Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich, 1939–1952

edited by John Julius Norwich

Trying to Please: A Memoir

by John Julius Norwich

Autobiography: The Rainbow Comes and Goes, The Light of Common Day, Trumpets from the Steep

by Diana Cooper

Old Men Forget

by Duff Cooper

The Duff Cooper Diaries

edited and with an introduction by John Julius Norwich

A Durable Fire: The Letters of Duff and Diana Cooper, 1913–1950

edited by Artemis Cooper

Diana Cooper

by Philip Ziegler

Duff Cooper: The Authorized Biography

by John Charmley

Letters of Conrad Russell, 1897–1947

edited by Georgiana Blakiston

The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper

edited by Artemis Cooper

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A New Solution: The Climate Club

How to eliminate incentives for “free-riding” in climate agreements

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman


Berryman: Tragedy & Comedy Together

A second look at the poet’s life, art, and reputation

The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems

by John Berryman, edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift

The Dream Songs

by John Berryman, with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

77 Dream Songs

by John Berryman, with an introduction by Henri Cole

Berryman’s Sonnets

by John Berryman, with an introduction by April Bernard


Digital Journalism: How Good Is It?

What impact has technology had on the actual practice of journalism?

In North Korea: Wonder & Terror

In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

by Michael Meyer

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite

by Suki Kim


He Changed the Game and Dared to Know

Boswell’s Enlightenment

by Robert Zaretsky


The Robots Are Winning!

We have been dreaming of robots since Homer

Her

a film directed by Spike Jonze

Ex Machina

a film directed by Alex Garland


A Hero of Translation

Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy, and Translator

by Jean Findlay


Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis

‘Let Me Heal’ by Kenneth Ludmerer

Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine

by Kenneth M. Ludmerer


Italy’s Seriously Playful Genius

Time Ages in a Hurry

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani

Indian Nocturne

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Tim Parks

Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Nancy J. Peters

Requiem: A Hallucination

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Pereira Declares: A Testimony

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh

The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by J. C. Patrick

Tristano Dies: A Life

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris

The Woman of Porto Pim

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Tim Parks

It’s Getting Later All the Time

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

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The Religious Specter Haunting Revolution

The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions

by Michael Walzer


The Fugitives Who Changed America

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

by Eric Foner


Fighting False Words and Worlds

Shattered Families, Broken Dreams: Little-Known Episodes from the History of the Persecution of Chinese Revolutionaries in Stalin’s Gulag

by Sin-Lin, translated from the Russian by Steven I. Levine


Dreams of Islamic Liberalism

Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860–1950

by Marwa Elshakry


Why the Finns Were Lucky!

When the Doves Disappeared

by Sofi Oksanen, translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers

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