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Reviews & Essays

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

A new volume of the writer and thinker's journals reveals a mind bent on relentless self-interrogation.

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A Difficult Woman

A life of playwright and gadfly Lillian Hellman suggests that her reputation in large part turns on her gender.

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Butterfly in the Typewriter

The short life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the classic A Confederacy of Dunces

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Interviews

"The Past is a Negotiation": Jeanette Winterson

The author of Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? talks about the consequences of "spiritual damage."

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

A journalist unveils the hidden history of Russia's prime minister.

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The Eiffel Tower

Scenes from an American family's sojourn in the City of Light, from the author's forthcoming memoir Paris in Love.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

An award-winning reporter's "uncompromising and important" new look at daily life in a Mumbai slum.

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Interviews

"The Shock of his Bad Behavior": Claire Tomalin on Charles Dickens

The author of Charles Dickens: A Life on what happens "when you live with Dickens for years."

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The Last Holiday: A Memoir

An unclassifiable musician on a life spent transmuting suffering into music.

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Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports

The voice! The ego! The drama!

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Library Without Walls

Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler

A diplomat’s journals form a scintillating chronicle of the Belle Époque – and beyond.

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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

A Hollywood star's inventive legacy.

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In Brief

Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

The life of the "first person of African descent in the Americas to publish a book."

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

The jewels, the gowns, the lovers, and the will to power of a remarkable ruler.

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A Reading Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

The complicated man behind the literary myth.

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