Giorgio Bassani’s “Novel of Ferrara” weaponizes the familiar haze of life in its ordinariness.
“It was a driving force for him to strive for the highest level of accomplishment.”
“Rags” should work in 2019, when immigrants are once more besieged, successful capitalists are objects of disdain and labor activism is sexy.
“Ford’s salvos,” McGraw wrote, “were likely the most sustained printed attack on Jews the world had ever seen.”
The New York Times called Hitler’s speech “more moderate in tone than most of his speeches.”
The story of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire is the story of how failures in humanity can turn perceived promise into cynicism.
Anne Frank’s story could seem straightforward. Mirjam Pressler knew it was anything but.
Oliver became the voice of something essential and unsung about the country.
My analysis is: yikes.
Proving they’re more than just a literary dream couple, Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon are in the thick of a new endeavor: Overseeing a TV show.