Robert B. Silvers (1929–2017)

“I admire great writers, people with marvelous and beautiful minds, and always hope they will do something special and revealing.”

The Two Robert Lowells

Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character

by Kay Redfield Jamison

New Selected Poems

by Robert Lowell, edited by Katie Peterson

Lessons from Hitler’s Rise

‘Hitler: Ascent 1889–1939’ by Volker Ullrich

Hitler: Ascent 1889–1939

by Volker Ullrich, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

The Long Reach of Rome

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

by John North Hopkins

Art of Empire: The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

edited by Michael Jones and Susanna McFadden

Rome 1600: The City and the Visual Arts Under Clement VIII

by Clare Robertson

Turkey and the Kurds: A Chance for Peace?

The last eighteen months have taught the Kurdish freedom movement some hard lessons.

The Kurds of Turkey: National, Religious and Economic Identities

by Cuma Çiçek

Moon Over Miami

Barry Jenkins’s film Moonlight isn’t trying to be realistic about anything, even as it confounds what we expect from stories about young black men, starting with the film’s texture, its intricate soundtrack, tantric pace, and beauty frame by frame.


a film directed by Barry Jenkins

Where Evangelicals Came From

Frances FitzGerald’s ‘The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America’

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

by Frances FitzGerald

Chattering Spirits

Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders

Recreating China’s Imagined Empire

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power

by Howard W. French

Caught Between Worlds

Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’

Exit West

by Mohsin Hamid

The Knight Errant of Music Criticism

Virgil Thomson’s remarkable life in writing

Music Chronicles: 1940–1954

by Virgil Thomson, edited by Tim Page

The State of Music and Other Writings

by Virgil Thomson, edited by Tim Page

The Big Thing on His Mind

William Faulkner: A Life Through Novels

by André Bleikasten, translated from the French by Miriam Watchorn with the collaboration of Roger Little

Secret Knowledge—or a Hoax?

Four centuries of attempts to decode, decipher, or translate the Voynich manuscript have all ended in bafflement.

The Voynich Manuscript

edited by Raymond Clemens, with an introduction by Deborah Harkness

The King of the Bitter Laugh

David Grossman’s ‘A Horse Walks into a Bar’

A Horse Walks into a Bar

by David Grossman, translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

Our Timeless, Timely Constitution

The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era

by Akhil Reed Amar

Postcards from the Edge

Always Happy Hour

by Mary Miller

The Last Days of California

by Mary Miller

Big World

by Mary Miller

Can We Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon?

Recent developments in genetics have given researchers some hope that extinct species might be brought back to life.

Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things

by M.R. O’Connor

Lost on the Road to Damascus

The Kingdom

by Emmanuel Carrère, translated from the French by John Lambert

Invisible Manipulators of Your Mind

‘The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds’ by Michael Lewis

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

by Michael Lewis

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