Articles by Thomas Beckwith

July 29, 2017

Feel Good, Inc 0

“Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn’t end) instead!” The Rumpus lists some books that could make you feel a little bit better.

July 25, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Alexievich; Hall; Phillips; Melamed; Scott 0

Out this week: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich; Madame Zero by Sarah Hall; Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips; Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed; and Careers for Women by Joanna Scott. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

July 23, 2017

Fini 0

Recommended Reading: Colm Tóibín reads a new French novel, The End of Eddy.

July 22, 2017

Be 0

What does it mean to be cool? What has it meant? On a new book about coolness in postwar America.

July 18, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Hunt; Gerrard; Molina; Osborne; Jacobson; Greer 0

Out this week: The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt; The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard; Like A Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina; Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne; The Dog’s Last Walk by Howard Jacobson; and Less by Andrew Sean Greer. For more on these and other new titles, go read our just-published book preview.

July 16, 2017

Night Watch 0

Recommended Reading: Thomas Dylan Eaton on the Austrian writer Peter Handke.

July 16, 2017

The Lad 0

“Hunkered down in muddy trenches, the doomed scions of aristocratic families would take out their pocket editions of Housman and pine for the idealized, vanishing England they were fighting for.” On Peter Parker’s new book on A.E. Housman.

July 11, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Platzer; Hudson; Khong; Sharma; Øyehaug; Brownrigg; Cohen 0

Out this week: Bed-Stuy Is Burning by Brian Platzer; Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson; Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong; A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma; Knots by Gunnhild Øyehaug; Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg; and Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen. For more on these and other new titles, go read our just-published book preview.

July 9, 2017

In the Thick of It 0

Recommended Reading: Jeff VanderMeer‘s review of The Gift by Barbara Browning.

July 8, 2017

“Everyone sucks in some ways” 0

Is it worth rediscovering Mary McCarthy? All the evidence points to yes.