Edward Upward was one of the only writers of the ’30s to deal with Britain’s elephant in the room—fascism—but his career was forever warped by his communism.
New histories reveal that the Nazi Regime deliberately insinuated knowledge of the Final Solution, devilishly making Germans complicit in the crime and binding them, with guilt and dread, to their leaders.
How pop culture fell under a comic-book writer’s strange spell
Paperback writers pass the torch to Joyce Carol Oates and Gore Vidal
If you build it, they might not come.
The blustering actor’s memoir of divorce is really a love letter to his daughter.
James Parker deconstructs the tormented irony and contagious optimism of a SpongeBob episode.
James Parker shares a climactic scene from the film adaptation of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper story, From Hell
Alec Baldwin's self-serving memoir will strike a chord with fathers struggling against a campaign of alienation
A guide to additional releases
The letters between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop are one of the great poetic correspondences of all time—and became the real essence of their relationship
What the author of Das Kapital reveals about the current economic crisis
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