NBCC Reads

January, 2019

NBCC Reads: J. Howard Rosier on Edmund Wilson’s ‘Axel’s Castle’

by J. Howard Rosier | Jan-16-2019

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

NBCC Reads: Brendan Driscoll on Colm Tóibín’s ‘On Elizabeth Bishop’

by Brendan Driscoll | Jan-09-2019

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

NBCC Reads:  Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers on Helen Vendler’s ‘Poets Thinking’

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers | Jan-02-2019

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

December, 2018

NBCC Reads: Jonathan Leal on Italo Calvino’s ‘If on a winter’s night a traveler’

by Jonathan Leal | Dec-26-2018

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

NBCC Reads: Tara Cheesman on Jacques Bonnet’s ‘Phantoms on the Bookshelves’

by Tara Cheesman | Dec-19-2018

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

November, 2018

NBCC Reads: What’s Your Favorite Book about Books?

by Natalia Holtzman | Nov-28-2018

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

NBCC Reads: Rachael Nevins on Yannis Ritsos’ ‘Diaries of Exile’

by Rachael Nevins | Nov-07-2018

What are your favorite works in translation? That's the question that launched this summer's NBCC Reads series, which draws upon the bookish passions of...read »

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