A brilliant new book probes the intimate, unequal relationship between Virginia Woolf and the woman who cared for her.
Primo Levi’s Holocaust memoirs stand among the best literature of the 20th century, but his greatest creation was himself.
A career-spanning anthology reveals again why Alice Munro is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years
In praise of Deborah Eisenberg’s nonchalant sophistication
A new version of War and Peace seeks naturalism through slang— a questionable tack with a book whose originality is not its language
A practical guide for hired help, from the eighteenth century to ours
Marilynne Robinson's long-awaited second novel is an almost otherworldly book—and reveals Robinson as a somewhat otherworldly figure herself
Making beds for my employers, I know too much of them. Their bed here, it is like the bed of a seven-year-old: dry, neat, white, what Bing calls pretty princess perfect perfect
The rise and fall of a great collaboration
An outstanding and unusual memoir of post-revolutionary Iran
Child of My Heart represents a radical—if characteristically quiet— departure in Alice McDermott's fiction
Alice Munro is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years.