Latest from Michael Dirda

In ‘Wit’s End,’James Geary takes a serious look at humor.

  • Dec 12, 2018

A plethora of books highlight the work of Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries.

  • Dec 5, 2018

Our critic Michael Dirda hand-picks books across genres, styles and eras.

  • Nov 28, 2018

‘After Emily’ is a mesmerizing account of the discovery and publication of her work.

  • Nov 21, 2018

‘Crime Fiction of the 1920s’ and other new collections are a welcome respite from real life.

  • Nov 14, 2018

Rediscovering “Bretherton,” by W.F. Morris, and the works of Erich Maria Remarque and others.

  • Nov 7, 2018

“Astounding,” by Alec Nevala-Lee, celebrates the golden age of the genre.

  • Oct 31, 2018

Don’t miss Dennis Wheatley’s classic “The Devil Rides Out,” “The Penguin Book of Hell” and other ghoulish tales.

  • Oct 24, 2018

“Empire of Enchantment” explores magic’s roots in India (though you’ll have to forgive the typos).

  • Oct 17, 2018

Not only was he one of the greatest of all writers of science fiction and fantasy, he also was one of the most beloved.

  • Jun 6, 2012
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