Articles by Thomas Beckwith

September 19, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Newitz; O’Rourke; Kent; Peery; McDermott 0

Out this week: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Sun in Days by Meghan O’Rourke; The Good People by Hannah Kent; The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery; and The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

September 12, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Krauss; Szabó; Yamashita; Locke; Hasbún; Rowe; Olukotun; Ng 0

Out this week: Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss; Katalin Street by Magda Szabó; Letters to Memory by Karen Tei Yamashita; Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke; Affections by Rodrigo Hasbún; A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe; After the Flare by Deji Bryce Olukotun; and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

September 10, 2017

Moral Fiber 0

Recommended: this reading list for parents who want to raise good kids.

September 9, 2017

The Enemy 0

“From its earliest origins, Western literature questioned the values of the society that produced it.” On a new book about the value of Greek myth in our time.

September 5, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Englander; Sloan; Kassabova; le Carré; Ward 0

Out this week: Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander; Sourdough by Robin Sloan; Border by Kapka Kassabova; A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré; and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

September 3, 2017

RIP John Ashbery 0

The New York Times is reporting that the poet John Ashbery has died. A major figure in American letters, Ashbery won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in a single year for his book Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. The full Times obituary has more.

September 2, 2017

“Call it humanistic indecency” 0

Recommended Reading: Katy Waldman on Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart.

August 29, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Messud; Wang; Tallent; Rothmann; Handler 0

Out this week: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud; The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang; My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent; To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann; and All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

August 27, 2017

“Strong misgivings” 0

Recommended Reading: Three poems at The Rumpus by Dean Rader.

August 26, 2017

Me and Myself 0

What is the personal essay, and where could it go from here? In The Boston Review, Merve Emre traces two paths.