September, 2007

In Retrospect: Adam Sisman on W. Jackson Bate’s “Samuel Johnson”

by Adam Sisman | Sep-18-2007

Walter Jackson Bate’s fine book was immediately recognised as the best modern biography of Samuel Johnson when it appeared more than thirty years ago;...read »

In Retrospect: W. Jackson Bate’s life of Johnson

by admin | Sep-17-2007

The following essay by Jerome Weeks kicks off the latest week of In Retrospect, which will revisit W. Jackson Bate's "Samuel Johnson,"which won the NBCC's...read »

Critical Outtakes: George Saunders on Travel

by admin | Sep-12-2007

Q: You strike a folksy, Midwestern tone in "The Braindead Megaphone," but clearly you have also traveled to Pakistan and other countries. Can you talk about...read »

What To Read This Fall

by John Freeman | Sep-11-2007

"The Shock Doctrine," by Naomi Klein (Metropolitan Books) This towering study of the symbiotic relationship between late capitalism and American military...read »

In Retrospect: Around the World With C.K. Williams

by admin | Sep-11-2007

Twenty years ago last month,NBCC winner Edward Hirsch reviewed Williams' "Flesh and Blood" in the New York Times,along side Donald Justice's"The Sunset...read »

What to Read This Fall

by Jane Ciabattari | Sep-10-2007

What I've been reading or looking forward to reading, with great interest for fall: Ann Patchett's "Run" (HarperCollins)24 hours in the life of a Boston...read »

In Retrospect: Three Poems by CK Williams

by admin | Sep-10-2007

Thanks to the folks over at "The New Yorker," three of the poems from CK Williams' 1987 NBCC-winning volume, "Flesh and Blood," are available online at...read »

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