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‘This Book Has Heat’

The Flamethrowers

by Rachel Kushner


Hard on Obama

Vali Nasr’s ‘The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat’

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

by Vali Nasr


The Making of Susan

Sontag: Reborn

a play adapted and performed by Moe Angelos, directed by Marianne Weems


The Unbearable

On the fiftieth anniversary of her suicide, new biographies of Sylvia Plath

Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted

by Andrew Wilson

American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

by Carl Rollyson


How Austerity Has Failed

What is being done in the UK and the eurozone is worse than a crime, it is a blunder

‘A Dog with Wings’

New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012

by Charles Simic

Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell

by Charles Simic


Implacable in Texas

Glenn Frankel’s ‘The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend’

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

by Glenn Frankel


The Capture of Hidden Moments

Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

by Eric Fischl and Michael Stone


Recovering Submerged Worlds

G.W. Bowersock’s ‘Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity’ and Patricia Crone’s ‘The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran’

The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam

by G.W. Bowersock

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

by G.W. Bowersock

The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism

by Patricia Crone


‘A Well-Known Terrifier’

Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross

by Ben Downing


‘After May,’ What?

Something in the Air

a film by Olivier Assayas

Une adolescence dans l’après-Mai: Lettre à Alice Debord

by Olivier Assayas


Our Insurgency: From Concord to Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick


Willa Cather: A Hidden Voice

On ‘The Selected Letters’

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout


What Can Your Neurons Tell You?

The Good, the True, and the Beautiful: A Neuronal Approach

by Jean-Pierre Changeux, translated from the French and revised by Laurence Garey


Should We Discard the Constitution?

On Constitutional Disobedience

by Louis Michael Seidman


Wanting More, More, More

Ambition, a History: From Vice to Virtue

by William Casey King


When the Devil Danced in Hungary

László Krasznahorkai’s ‘Satantango’

Satantango

by László Krasznahorkai, translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes


Reflections on Violence

An extract from Arendt’s classic 1969 essay

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