Ancient religions that have survived centuries are often the most persecuted: Mandaeans, Yazidis, Zoroastrians, Druze, Samaritans, Copts, and the Kalasha.
Revisiting Arthur Miller's crucible, Irving Finkel's ark before Noah, Karl Ove Knausgaard's pre-Flood Norwegian forest, and meeting Lampedusa's siren.
Compelling visions of what it means to live, eat, and pray now from Ben Lerner, Dan Barber, Louise Gluck, N.T. Wright, and Roy M. Anker.
Rereading your old favorite books can be revealing—and so can walking, drinking, God, and church history.
Dinaw Mengestu's novel considers what it is to walk around in an America that holds no promise for you, while Matt Fraction elevates the comic book to new heights.
A feisty novel, a formidable tome, and the latest from "a scholar of history who can really write"—there is a great deal to be learned.
Readers interested in Russia and Ukraine, CIA analysts and Soviets, Doctor Zhivago censorship, and more will enjoy these fascinating histories of the Cold War.
Politicians and pundits regularly misapply Smith’s most famous metaphor, turning the “invisible hand” into an embodiment of the virtues of an unfettered market.
To her fans—and there are many, from critic James Wood to Barack Obama—Robinson shows that old-fashioned virtues like seriousness and simplicity are still virtues.
Mary Gordon's latest collection of short fiction succeeds in showing that certain lies, by a kind of alchemy, can teach us the truth.
No one predicted that the most striking literary phenomenon of the early twenty-first century would be this six-volume novel by a Norwegian writer, about himself.