Spanish literary phenomenon Javier Marias has come up with a spy novel that is more concerned with a theoretical investigation of truth, trust, and betrayal than with cloak and dagger spying.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel explores a future that’s already happened.
The Decemberists’ album offers a lineup of tunes that would soothe Shakespeare on a balmy evening.
Old recordings of classical music may have less to teach us than many critics think. By Mark Kroll It has been more than 100 years since the first wax cylinder scratched out a reproduction of someone screaming into a megaphone, but classical music recordings still “can’t get no respect.” A common lament has been that, […]
Iranian expatriate Marjane Satrapi continues to expand the art of the comic book.
A new novel by a Chinese dissident provides a comically stinging vision of his homeland.
In this moving memoir, the daughter of celebrated psychologist Erik Erikson meditates on how fame and ego shatter the foundations of family life.
A new novel captures the atmosphere of post-1956 Hungary from a child’s point of view.
Stephen Greenblatt’s acclaimed biography of Shakespeare is filled with fascinating speculations.
Critic David Thomson says the movies have profoundly shaped America, and not always for the better