Bookshelf

Auspicious Beginnings: 7 Excellent, (Mostly) Recent Debuts

These first novels are earth-shatteringly good.

By • 6 months ago
Bookshelf

Rethinking the Novel

12 books that will make you reconsider what fiction can be.

By • 6 months ago
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12 Books of Poetry You Should Read Right Now

A dozen poets who will make you see the present—and the past—in a new light.

By • 7 months ago
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The List of Books That Saved My Life

Keeping track of all of the books I’ve read for last eleven years.

By • 7 months ago
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Philip Roth’s Novels, Ranked

Ready to tackle the complete works of the 20th century's best novelist? Start here.

By • 7 months ago
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The Unacknowledged Obstacle of Literary Sleepiness

Reading (and writing) is exhausting. Here's why.

By • 7 months ago
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Proof that Biographies Don’t Have to be Boring

Biographies are a vital art, but not all of them are as artful as they are useful.

By • 7 months ago
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Against Borrowing Books

No, you can’t borrow that book, and no, I don’t want to borrow yours either.

By • 8 months ago