Michael Dirda

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Hats off, please, to Mat Johnson , author of this wonderful, black-humored novel - part social satire, part meditation on race in America, part metafiction and, just as important, a rollicking fantasy adventure. " Pym " is outrageously entertaining, a book that brilliantly re-imagines and extends...
Book World: Old English poetry that is no longer lost in translation (Post, February 17, 2011)
BOOK WORLD: A chess master who defeated himself (Post, February 10, 2011)
book world: Pioneers of the beauty-industrial complex (Post, February 3, 2011)
BOOK WORLD: Sociology most Dickensian (Post, January 27, 2011)
BOOK WORLD: Exploring the elusive life of a poet and politician (Post, January 20, 2011)
BOOK WORLD: Looking it up, long before Britannica (Post, January 13, 2011)
BOOK WORLD: Nazi occupation, when the City of Light had its darkest hour (Post, January 6, 2011)
Book world: The fascinating life of an English writer, essayist and 'opium eater' (Post, December 30, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: A master from Mississippi (Post, December 23, 2010)
book world: Giving new voice to Leopardi's songs of love and longing (Post, December 16, 2010)
book world: Right on the money - and more (Post, December 9, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: The Victorian mystery gets a horrific twist -- in more ways than one (Post, October 21, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: Tracing the indelible marks of the Greco-Roman tradition (Post, October 14, 2010)
A writer who takes music seriously (and expounds on it that way) (Post, October 7, 2010)
Tragically wed to a literary genius: In Sofia Tolstoy's diaries, a heartbreaking picture of a life of pain and despair (Post, September 30, 2010)
Book World: Book World: A giant, peachy look at Roald Dahl (Post, September 23, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: Such sweet sorrow: Samuel Barber and the resonance of grief (Post, September 16, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: The poems of Emily Dickinson, handled with care by a fine analyst (Post, September 9, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: A legendary family's treasured art and troubled history (Post, September 2, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: The making, and the mysteries, of Charlie Chan (Post, August 26, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: Robert Heinlein, no stranger to pulp fiction and sci-fi mastery (By Michael Dirda, August 12, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: The rise and fall of a literary 'golden boy' (By Michael Dirda, August 5, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: Voices of the Beat generation, on the road and over the top (By Michael Dirda, July 29, 2010)
BOOK WORLD: The cocktail hour: A delightful sip from a more proper past (By Michael Dirda, July 22, 2010)
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