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Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun found fame as portraitist of France’s ancien régime
November 15, 2015
Translated by Anthea Bell
November 14, 2015
Pour Boussole
November 3, 2015
An excerpt from Portraits: John Berger on Artists
October 15, 2015
September 27, 2015
After refusing changes suggested by her American publisher
September 24, 2015
P.G. Wodehouse's most memorable characters first appeared one hundred years ago
September 18, 2015
Ritzeratze voller Tücke - in die Idylle eine Lücke
August 22, 2015
Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published
July 31, 2015
"A thriller is as precise as a sonnet"
July 25, 2015
Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes; Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman; The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
July 9, 2015
Translated by Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter
June 17, 2015
Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio
April 24, 2015
Volume 5: The Dissolution, Translated from the Chinese by David Tod Roy
April 16, 2015
Dickens the authorpreneur
April 14, 2015
Exhibition at the British Library until June 15th 2015
March 18, 2015
Published by Harvard University Press
January 2, 2015
Volume II, 1975–2012
September 20, 2014
How the author of the Moomin books created a children's fantasy in tune with the postwar world
January 17, 2014
London-based DJ, composer and entrepreneur Gabriel Prokofiev talks about composing and performing for a 21st century audience, family legacies, and the use of sampling in classical music.
January 11, 2014
An essay adapted from the preface to "T. C. Boyle Stories II"
October 3, 2013
Herodotus: The Histories. Translated by Tom Holland
September 21, 2013
September 17, 2013
Museum Authenticates Van Gogh Painting in Amsterdam
September 9, 2013
A selection of his work from the Review's archives.
June 30, 2013
Valedictory lecture by Donald Kagan
June 4, 2013
By Daniel Barenboim
June 1, 2013
By Clive James
June 1, 2013
By Tim Parks
May 9, 2013
Ralph Dutli über Bienen
May 1, 2013
A Writing Coach Becomes a Listener
April 28, 2013
An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, September 25, 2012–January 20, 2013; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 26–May 27, 2013; and the Art Institute of Chicago, June 26–September 22, 2013
April 25, 2013
Im Literaturmuseum der Moderne in Marbach
April 10, 2013
Ian Du Quesnay and Tony Woodman, editors. Reviewed by G. C. Trimble
April 8, 2013
By Edward Jay Epstein
March 24, 2013
Das Augenlicht lässt nach, aber die Finger sind flink wie eh und je.
March 23, 2013
A flâneur for all seasons
March 7, 2013
Reviewed by Philip Womack
March 5, 2013
Reviewed by Daniel Akst
March 2, 2013
By Teddy Wayne
March 1, 2013
Reviewed by H.J. Kirchhoff
February 22, 2013
"including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes"
February 14, 2013
Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul Kildea; Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music by Neil Powell; Britten by David Matthews; Britten by David Matthews
February 8, 2013
How the physical remains of Richard III compare with historical and literary accounts of the King by Sarah Knight and Mary Ann Lund
February 6, 2013
Translating the acoustic inertia of the original text. By Tim Parks
February 4, 2013
Albert Uderzo a passé le flambeau à Jean-Yves Ferri y Didier Conrad
February 1, 2013
Reviewed by Alastair Fowler
January 30, 2013
Reviewed by Charles Nicholl
January 25, 2013
Message: An image of the Mona Lisa
January 17, 2013
Zadie Smith, Ian Kershaw, Robin Lane Fox, Simon Schama, and Mary Beard are among the authors he brought to prominence
January 12, 2013
Reviewed by Ben Hamilton
January 8, 2013
"The question is whether the balance has tipped too far in favor of the booksellers, at the consumers' expense. The answer is yes."
December 22, 2012
From Fragile to Robust to Antifragile
November 26, 2012
"The French have almost as many varieties of love as they have kinds of cheese ..."
October 19, 2012
"I think elegy is an inevitable outcome of utopia. I do think I have a sense of belatedness, of always having arrived a little too late. I think it's a very common American characteristic going back to our earliest times — always feeling you missed it by a little bit!"
September 13, 2012
Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame by H.J. Jackson. Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake by Leo Damrosch.
November 12, 2015
Lettres et autres textes
November 10, 2015
Ezra Pound: Poet — A portrait of the man and his work
November 4, 2015
Zwei Studien untersuchen auf unterschiedliche Weise Leben und Werk von Stefan Zweig
October 24, 2015
The film by Justin Kurzel
October 9, 2015
By Markman Ellis, Richard Coulton, Matthew Mauger
October 7, 2015
By Elena Ferrante
October 1, 2015
The rise, and rise, of literary annotation
September 21, 2015
Adapted from The Novel: A Survival Skill by Tim Parks
September 15, 2015
Subtle and original graphic novelist
September 15, 2015
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff to be released in October
September 2, 2015
By Stephen King
August 27, 2015
A response to The Stranger, by Albert Camus
August 21, 2015
A public reading by the author and a discussion at the Santa Fe Institute. The novel will be published in 2016.
August 15, 2015
A New Translation by Dennis Washburn
July 8, 2015
Reflections on Milan Kundera
July 5, 2015
The story within the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
April 21, 2015
An early draft of "a kind of Strindbergian Tonio Kröger by Maeterlinck, out of Melville"
April 16, 2015
By Salman Rushdie

On the Death of Günter Grass

April 13, 2015
Its first, long overdue publication in English.
April 6, 2015
Victor Plarr, Thomas Sturge Moore, William Butler Yeats, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, and F. S. Flint
March 10, 2015
A New Translation by Oliver Ready
September 17, 2014
On Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
January 11, 2014
Society is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip, 1895–1915
December 31, 2013
December 12, 2013
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps; Sea Monsters: A Voyage Around the World\'s Most Beguiling Map; Witches and Wicked Bodies
December 2, 2013
US Title: The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
October 15, 2013
"master of the contemporary short story"
October 10, 2013
A.S. Byatt on Sjón
October 1, 2013
Multiples: 12 stories in 18 languages by 61 authors & Winter Journeys by Georges Perec and the Oulipo.
September 11, 2013
Das Archiv der dreitausend vergessenen Briefe
August 30, 2013
By John Calder
July 13, 2013
By Alfred Brendel
June 18, 2013
Maps produced by Joshua Katz using data compiled online by Bert Vaux
June 4, 2013
At the British Library
May 20, 2013
The Decipherment of Linear B
May 16, 2013
Kate Chisholm Reviews Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum by Freya Johnston and Lynda Mugglestone, Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale by Julia Allen
May 7, 2013
Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Whole Earth Catalog
May 4, 2013
A new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, reviewed by Robert Chandler. Readers may want to choose translations by William Edgerton, Magarshack, or McDuff.
May 2, 2013
Reminiscences by Shelley Wanger about her time working at The New York Review of Books
April 17, 2013
Tim Parks on translating a selection of entries from Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone
March 28, 2013
Richard was disciplined and controlling. Lorenz was undisciplined, uncontrollable, and often drunk. But it worked.
March 20, 2013
Nicht nur für Dave Eggers ist das Buch ein Fetisch
March 15, 2013
Cartoonist, illustrator, and artist. Reviewed by Joseph Epstein.
March 10, 2013
Ein Roman über Kurt Gödel und seine Frau Adele. Mit Fußnoten.
March 4, 2013
Die Zahl der deutschen Wörter ist in den vergangenen hundert Jahren deutlich angewachsen. Die Steigerung jedoch stammt zum größten Teil aus der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte.
March 1, 2013
Reviewed by Sam Leith
March 1, 2013
Reviewed by Ian Thomson
February 27, 2013
Reviewed by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
February 8, 2013
Edited by Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis. Reviewed by Stephen Greenblatt and Joseph Leo Koerner
February 6, 2013
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is giving away free copies of their April issue in celebration of National Poetry Month. The issue includes new poems by Adam Kirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Eavan Boland, Michael Robbins, Randall Mann, Dean Young, Lucie Brock-Broido, and J.T. Barbarese; prose by Christina Pugh; first appearances by Anna Maria Hong, Gwyneth Lewis, Mary Moore Easter, and Jamaal May; and the continuation of the feature "A Few More Don'ts," (commemorating Ezra Pound's famous "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste") featuring Marjorie Perloff, William Logan, and Sina Queyras.
February 1, 2013
Gabriel Chevallier's Fear translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie. Aglaja Veteranyi's Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta translated from the German by Vincent Kling. Juan Goytisolo's Exiled from Almost Everywhere translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush. C. P. Cavafy's Selected Poems translated from the Greek by Avi Sharon. Giovanni Arpino's Il buio e il miele translated from the Italian as Scent of a Woman by Anne Milano Appel. Teolinda Gersão's The Word Tree translated from the Portuguese by Jull Costa. Bensalem Himmich's A Muslim Suicide translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen. Harry Martinson's Chickweed Wintergreen translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton.
January 31, 2013
Translated by Dai Congrong
January 29, 2013
Editor of the New York Review of Books
January 25, 2013
"The full list comprises U R Ananthamurthy (India), Aharon Appelfeld (Israel), Lydia Davis (USA), Intizar Husain (Pakistan), Yan Lianke (China), Marie NDiaye (France), Josip Novakovich (Canada), Marilynne Robinson (USA), Vladimir Sorokin (Russia) and Peter Stamm (Switzerland)."
January 24, 2013
The Perfect American premieres at the Teatro Real in Madrid
January 22, 2013
Reviewed by Ian Thomson
January 18, 2013
Reassessing the cacophony of sound that was 20th-century classical music
January 13, 2013
"In Barbara Sukowa hat sie dabei eine überzeugende Hauptdarstellerin. Manch Anderes aber misslingt."
January 11, 2013
A New Edition of James Joyce's Ulysses Edited by Sam Slote
January 7, 2013
Reflections by Theodore Dalrymple ... "The joy of finding something that one did not know existed, and that is deeply interesting or connected in a totally unexpected way with one’s intellectual interests of the moment, is one of the great serendipitous rewards of browsing, and one unknown to those who take a purely instrumental view of bookshops, leaving them the moment they discover that they do not have the very book that they want."
December 3, 2012
"I'm trying to eschew irony, but it's very hard. It's embedded deep in my bones."
November 22, 2012
"There is something about Warholism's way of mimicking the optimism of the avant-garde that brings to mind the strange allure of "midcult," the cultural transformation that Dwight Macdonald first diagnosed in the late 1950s and described in "Masscult and Midcult," originally published by Partisan Review in 1960. That essay, forgotten by all but a few stalwart students of the New York intellectuals until it was brought back into circulation in an anthology of Macdonald's writings edited by John Summers last year, has still not received the fresh attention it deserves."
November 15, 2012
"I was meeting with the couple last winter in the dining room of their lawyer’s house in Sürth, an affluent suburb of Cologne. Large windows looked over a snow-dappled garden and, just beyond, the Rhine River, clogged on this bright and frigid February morning with chunks of ice. After complicated negotiations, they had agreed to tell me their story."
October 10, 2012
Espionage and Counter-Intelligence in the age of Elizabeth I.
August 17, 2012
Stefan Droessler searched the world for lost Orson Welles footage to reconstruct 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'The Deep.'
November 16, 2015
The Bodleian Libraries' 12 millionth book
November 11, 2015
His Joy, His Life
November 4, 2015
Retrospectives by Jason Solomons and Tom Shone
September 26, 2015
Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara
September 15, 2015
Another 'big book' with big problems
August 29, 2015
Les écritures de Roland Barthes, Panorama
August 23, 2015
A millennium after ancient Greeks transcribed their myths, medieval scribes refashioned the written word into a republic of letters.
July 29, 2015
The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried, 1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt by Juliet Bark, Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography by Sara Lipton
July 9, 2015
A new production of Donizetti's opera directed by Mariame Clément
May 20, 2015
Translated from the ancient Greek by Diane J. Rayor, with an introduction and notes by André Lardinois
April 26, 2015
Envisioning a Colorado Haven for Readers
April 16, 2015
Translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
April 14, 2015
A Project by the Stanford Literary Lab
April 13, 2015 Goes live April 8
March 17, 2015
The restoration of the Apu Trilogy
March 14, 2015
Die Briefe an seinen Bruder Fritz, die Schwarzen Heften
March 12, 2015
Translated by Peter Lewis
January 24, 2015
Una conversazione con l'autore
January 11, 2015
Translated and with an introduction by David Bellos
November 15, 2014
Translated by Laura Watkinson
October 15, 2014
Ein "neuer Humanismus" für die digitale Welt
October 12, 2014
November 25, 2013
Reviewed by Margaret Atwood
November 6, 2013
Volume 1 of the 6th edition of Samuel Johnson’s epic achievement A Dictionary of the English Language, published a year after his death in 1785.
October 15, 2013
Sharks & People: Exploring Our Relationship With the Most Feared Fish in the Sea by Thomas P. Peschak
September 25, 2013
September 9, 2013
Das Sprengel Museum Hannover widmet seinem Spätwerk die erste umfassende Ausstellung, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Tate Britain in London.
July 11, 2013
A Translation of Language: The Cultural Tool
June 28, 2013
"Digitalisierungsverfechter [kommen] so unhöflich vor, wenn sie sich über die Sentimentalitäten von Bücherfreunden amüsieren. Sie bemerken nicht, dass sie sich über Liebe lustig machen."
June 11, 2013
Selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood. Translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin
June 2, 2013
Reflections on Gogol's Dead Souls
May 3, 2013
Eine Ausstellung über die beiden Brüder Grimm in Kassel.
April 28, 2013
A short film
April 20, 2013
A review of The Diary of a Nose by Jean-Claude Ellena & The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu
April 12, 2013
The first English translation of Chroniques Algériennes.
April 11, 2013
Hannah Rothschild on the trail of her elusive, bohemian relative, the Baroness Pannonica "Nica" de Koenigswarter
March 25, 2013
Reassessing the literary legacy of the Lost Generation's Edward Thomas
March 20, 2013
By Daniel Barenboim
March 15, 2013
Paul Ricœur aurait 100 ans aujourd’hui. Il ne sera jamais devenu un "maître-penseur", si l’expression renvoie à la "possession" d’une pensée tellement sûre d’elle-même qu’elle ne demande qu’à être reprise telle quelle et répétée. On le dira plutôt "semeur", ou "hôte", en se souvenant que l’idéal du "philosopher en commun" dont il rêvait est celui d’une pensée qui offre l’hospitalité à la pensée des autres, aux pensées autres, et leur donne tout ce qu’elle a.
March 13, 2013
Anlässlich des 250. Geburtstages des Dichters
March 8, 2013
A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of Its Oldest Pub — The George Inn
March 2, 2013
Reflections on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
March 1, 2013
An adaptation of two short stories by Chekhov
March 1, 2013
Transforming a loved volume
February 28, 2013
Reviewed by Sam Leith
February 8, 2013
by Roxana Robinson
February 6, 2013
By Michael Chabon
January 31, 2013
Par Sophie Chassat
January 29, 2013
A Novel about the Bill Evans Trio and the death of Scott LaFaro. Reviewed by David Evans
January 25, 2013
Died on February 24th, aged 84.
January 24, 2013
Includes an excerpt of James Joyce's Ulysses, a poem by William Carlos Williams, and an essay by the magazine's editor, T.S. Eliot
January 22, 2013
"Such an odd prologue would be unlikely to occur in a study of Josephus that wasn't written by Frederic Raphael, but then, this is an odd study of Josephus."
January 12, 2013
"perhaps the closest thing to a Gray Reader has arrived in the form of a 1,000-page volume that tracks the development of his unique, bizarre talent ..."
January 9, 2013
"Sitting down with Alexander Pushkin for tea, as I did recently, is probably as close as I will ever come to communing with a supreme creative mind of the past. This Pushkin is the great-grandson of Russia's national poet and a man determined to keep the poet's oeuvre alive in the West."
January 1, 2013
"Barzun's eye roamed over the full spectrum of Western music, art, literature and philosophy."
October 26, 2012
"This is a book about the music of Bach and the ways it has been reinvented in our time."
October 7, 2012
The manuscripts of John Kennedy Toole
July 31, 2012