Reprobates

Was ever another war fought with more literary panache than the English Civil War? The pugnacious royalist poets known as the Cavaliers receive vivid treatment from the erudite John Stubbs, who dispels the cliché of their dandified nature and shows such men as Robert Herrick and Sir John Suckling in all their brawling glory.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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