A short novel not primarily focused on sexual violence has become a cultural touchstone for Korea’s version of the Me Too movement.

82 nyeon saeng Kim Ji-young [Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982]

by Cho Nam-joo

A More Personal Chile

Not to Read

by Alejandro Zambra, translated from the Spanish and edited by Megan McDowell

A Master of Mute Forms

The story of twentieth-century art is crowded with chastened and disabused idealists. How could it be otherwise?

Sophie Taeuber-Arp and the Avant-Garde: A Biography

by Roswitha Mair, translated from the German by Damion Searls

The Migrant Caravan: Made in USA

The migrant caravan that left Honduras and headed north toward the US last October is the largest flight from drug trafficking in history.

The Man Who Questioned Everything

Diderot started from a place that hardly any of his contemporaries ever reached.

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

by Andrew S. Curran

Catherine and Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment

by Robert Zaretsky

The Waiting Rooms of History


a film written and directed by Christian Petzold, adapted from the novel by Anna Seghers

Christian Petzold: The State We Are In

a film series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, November 30–December 13, 2018

‘An Enthusiastick Sect’

Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism

by Alexander Knysh

Hallaj: Poems of a Sufi Martyr

by Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, translated from the Arabic by Carl W. Ernst

Reading in an Age of Catastrophe

George Hutchinson’s ‘Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s’

Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s

by George Hutchinson

Celtic Myths

The Coming of the Celts, AD 1860: Celtic Nationalism in Ireland and Wales

by Caoimhín De Barra

Berlin Before the Storm


by Jason Lutes

Bearing Witness in the West Bank

Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills

by David Shulman

What Made the Old Boys Turn?

Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain

by Richard Davenport-Hines

A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

by Roland Philipps

Our Twisted DNA

‘She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity’ by Carl Zimmer

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

by Carl Zimmer

Presumed Guilty

‘Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation’ by Ken Starr

Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation

by Ken Starr

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