Articles by Thomas Beckwith

August 22, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Adebayo; MacLaverty; Martin; Salter; Pamuk 0

Out this week: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo; Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty; Caca Dolce by Chelsea Martin; The Surveyors by Mary Jo Salter; and The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

August 20, 2017

Talk About That 0

“Here is a fascinating conundrum: The creator of a scientifically delegitimized blueprint of the human mind and of a largely discontinued psychotherapeutic discipline retains the cultural capital of history’s greatest playwright and the erstwhile Son of God.” On Freud.

August 19, 2017

The Waves 0

Recommended Reading: James Ryerson on a new book about Jean-Paul Sartre and surfing.

August 15, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Shamsie; Kobek; Bordas; Goldstein; Sexton; Barzini; Yoon 0

Out this week: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie; The Future Won’t Be Long by Jarett Kobek; How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas; The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein; A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton; Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini; and The Mountain by Paul Yoon. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

August 12, 2017

Bulletproof 0

“When a female politician’s worst crime is to be unlikeable and uncompassionate, how much ration­ality and coldness is acceptable for women intel­lectuals and artists? Just how tough is tough enough?”

August 8, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Hunter; Dee; Patterson; Harper; Middleton; Perham 0

Out this week: Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter; The Locals by Jonathan Dee; Rebellion by Molly Patterson; Red Light Run by Baird Harper; Darkansas by Jarret Middleton; and Double Portrait by Brittany Perham. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

August 6, 2017

The Counted 0

“Soon, the nail-biting hours of vote-counting start. For a Turkish citizen who does not support the AKP, casting your vote is the easy part of the process. The trickier task comes after that vote is stamped (to ensure it is real and valid): trying to make sure it is actually counted.” On a new book […]

August 5, 2017

Things Look Up 0

Recommended Reading: Oliver Burkeman on a new group of optimistic thinkers.

August 1, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Zhang; Perrotta; Binet; Senna; Gurnah; Lish 0

Out this week: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang; Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta; The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet; New People by Danzy Senna; Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah; and White Plains by Gordon Lish. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

July 30, 2017

The Review to End All Reviews 0

Recommended Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen on Norman Mailer’s most infamous book review.