- "Poetry is respected only in this country,” said Russian poet Osip Mandelstam.
Anthony Quinn's Eye
- If you are of a certain age you remember Anthony Quinn as a protean force, not just as an actor but as a collector and artist.
Antonya Nelson: Female Trouble
- Both her parents were English professors, so it wasn’t entirely surprising that Antonya Nelson grew up writing stories.
Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis
- Sinclair Lewis is the bookend to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Both were born in Minnesota. Fitzgerald went to Princeton, Lewis to Yale.
At Risk, Alice Hoffman
- You don’t forget the books that stop you in your tracks.
In 1988, that book was “At Risk,” Alice Hoffman’s novel about
Badenheim 1939, Aharon Appelfeld
- Aharon Appelfeld, one of Israel's greatest writers, has had only a handful of his 40 books translated into English. It's too bad.
Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus
- Because we are all financially sophisticated here, we know that the time to borrow money is when rates are low and you don't need it.
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