Liz McQuiston writes that the posters collected in her book are meant to “pay tribute to the liberating concept of hard-won ‘freedom of speech’ throughout history.”
Princeton University Press
This is a wonderfully readable book, sure-footed in its scholarship but hip and occasionally hilarious in its tone.
Chopin and His World establishes multiple new starting points for further studies of one of the world’s greatest composers, yet it can be read with pleasure by people who merely(!) love the music.
Do these “four late nineteenth-century visionaries” still speak to us?
This is an important and timely book, one that happens to be compulsively readable and that anyone even mildly interested in the intersection between religion and politics, faith and science, or religious commandment and secular law should read.
I cannot recall reading any book about Jewish history that contains so many “Aha!” moments.
Iris Murdoch proves a wonderful companion: funny, honest, insightful, and courageous.
The New York Times columns selected for Think Again are engaging, provocative, maddening, humorous, and insightful.
What seems to be a constant is a feeling that it is miraculous that these works have come into being, and that they are unlike any other kind of drawing.
In some essential and large way, novelist Colm Tóibin gets Elizabeth Bishop right.