September, 2007

In Retrospect: In Class with Jackson Bate

by admin | Sep-22-2007

This week the NBCC has been focusing our In Retrospect serieson W. Jackson Bate's "Samuel Johnson," which won our award for general nonfiction in 1977. The...read »

In Retrospect: Jack Lynch on W. Jackson Bate’s “Samuel Johnson”

by admin | Sep-20-2007

AS JACK BATE moved through the ranks of postwar academe, biography was in bad repute. The scholars who came of age in the ’40s and ’50s complimented...read »

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 »

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