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
Book Review: “Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem” — A Dazzling Study of the Oldest Long Poem in the World
This is a wonderfully readable book, sure-footed in its scholarship but hip and occasionally hilarious in its tone.
Book Review: “Chopin and His World”—A Kaleidoscopic View of His Works, His Life as a Polish Exile in Paris, and Even His Remarkable Hands
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.
Book Review: “The Last Utopians” — Visions for Tomorrow?
Do these “four late nineteenth-century visionaries” still speak to us?
Book Review: “Bible Nation” — The Misleading Religion of Hobby Lobby
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.
Book Review: “The Story of Hebrew” — A Surprise Comeback
I cannot recall reading any book about Jewish history that contains so many “Aha!” moments.
Book Review: “Living On Paper” — Letters From Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch proves a wonderful companion: funny, honest, insightful, and courageous.
Book Review: Stanley Fish Invites Readers to “Think Again” — With Chutzpah
The New York Times columns selected for Think Again are engaging, provocative, maddening, humorous, and insightful.
Visual Arts/Book Review: “Drawing in Silver and Gold” — the Miracle of Metalpoint
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.
Book Review: Colm Tóibin On Elizabeth Bishop
In some essential and large way, novelist Colm Tóibin gets Elizabeth Bishop right.