The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to the ghetto for “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” books. That’s what the Gray Lady has done to David Limbaugh and his new book, The Emmaus...Show More Summary
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review The movie Carol, starring Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara, opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Carol, which has gotten rave reviews and is generating Oscar talk, is based on The Price of Salt, a novel by Patricia Highsmith. By Erin G. Show More Summary
Exciting news — the New York Public Library has acquired the archives of The New York Review of Books. You could also check out Sam Allingham’s piece about his experience working in a library.
My Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science has been out now for more than a month, and I am quite pleased by the early reactions. Here is the review in The New York Times Book Review...
Ever wonder how an unknown, unread, eccentric engraver and visionary (rumored to have been insane) became the great William Blake? Over at The New York Review of Books, Richard Holmes is on the case, reviewing three new books that help place Blake’s work (poetry and prints) in a new light, while focusing on the history […]
The New York Public Library has acquired the archive of The New York Review of Books, the nation?s premier intellectual forum offering authoritative debates and reports on culture, economics, and politics. Founded in 1963 by Robert B. Show More Summary
This publication garnered great fame for featuring pieces by several beloved writers such as W. H. Auden, Joan Didion, and Norman Mailer.
They've announced that The New York Public Library Acquires the Archive of Iconic Publication The New York Review of Books; disappointingly, as noted in The New York Times report, "The library did not disclose the cost of the purchase,...Show More Summary
The archive materials, which total some 3,000 linear feet of material, were praised by the library as providing "unique evidence of intellectual life in the United States in the second half of the 20th century."
Jon Meacham discusses his biography of the 41st president, and Dan Ephron talks about “Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel.”
“On the other hand, I do spend endless hours mulling over the mystery of what others like. Again and again the question arises: How can they?” Tim Parks asks us why we enjoy reading what we read at The New York Review of Books. For Millions readers’ favorites, check out October’s Top 10.
New York: Capital of the 20th Century by Kenneth Goldsmith “Chapter One. He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion.” Goldsmith is a conceptual poet who does uncreative writing — massive blocks of found text placed in massive quotes — and his new book is billed... More »
What follows are some passages of text from a piece about technology in the New York Review of Books. Just as the market or the free play of competition provided in theory the optimum long-run solution for virtually every aspect of virtually every social and economic problem, so too does the free play of technology, […]
The New York Review of Books, a US-based magazine covering intellectual trends, has provided an interesting analysis, based on a review of two books on the Nazi relationship with Muslims, of why the strategy of mobilizing Islam in wartime and using it for geopolitical ends, mostly applied by the US, results in a "continual failure."
By Jonathan Rose Linsey McGoey, No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy (London and New York: Verso, 2015). Amidst our daily struggles with the burdens autism imposes on our children, each of...
At the New York Times, Jennifer Senior has written a forced smile of a book review, and who can blame her? The volume at hand: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” by Irin Carmona and Shana Knizhnik, released on...Show More Summary
Every year since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges to select the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Judged purely on artistic merit, it’s the only annual award of its kind. This year’s judges were Frank Viva, Monica Edinger and Marjorie Ingall. Show More Summary
We highlighted the first installment of President Obama’s conversation with Marilynne Robinson, published in The New York Review of Books. Part II is now here. We have a few pieces on Robinson to pair with it.
Review of the new novel 'Slade House' by David Mitchell, the New York Times Bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas. Review by Chris Rosales Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Slade House Who...Show More Summary
This article first appeared in The National Book Review Three great reads about books, from The New York Review of Books, Atlas Obscura, and The New Yorker. (Click through on the links to read them): President Obama & Marilynne Robinson:...Show More Summary