In Extremis is required reading not only for anyone interested in war, but for anyone interested in how an unusual woman makes her way in the world.
This book captures — beautifully — poet John Ashbery’s youth and dreams and struggles.
May this superb biography, The Invention of Angela Carter, spark more interest in this amazing writer, especially in the United States.
In this excellent biography, Robert Crawford succeeds admirably in detailing T.S. Eliot’s early intellectual development.
Andrew Roberts has succeeded in a single volume in reconciling the two faces of this historical colossus.
Those cynical about the album’s extravagant promotional campaign will be glad to hear that Jay-Z’s latest studio effort is very hit-or-miss.
There is a steadiness about Nicholas Roe’s writing that is deceptive; the life in the Life does not jump off the page, but it accumulates during the reading so that something of what it felt like to be around John Keats remains, as things do when truly experienced.
If you are going to write about this very charged subject, the West and Islam, why would you choose as a representative of that great and ancient culture a woman who is stunted emotionally, clearly unreliable, and probably mentally unstable?
Author and Arts Fuse Contributor Helen Epstein explains why she decided to take her 1994 biography Joe Papp: An American Life and convert it into an eBook—given what may be the precarious future for the traditional book, she “wanted to save it for posterity.” By Helen Epstein. AF: Joe Papp died in 1991. Why publish […]