Latest from Michael Dirda
  • Opinion
Even if they don't know it, they carry the 1960s in their souls.
  • May 24, 2020
“Discovering Cyrus,” “The Road to Oxiana,” “The Nature of Alexander” and more.
  • May 20, 2020
Poems by the English romantic, Walt Whitman, Paul Valéry and more.
  • May 13, 2020
Mysteries from the Golden Age, Arthur Conan Doyle and a helluva good book about a Texas book dealer.
  • May 6, 2020
‘Confessions of a Bookseller’ and other wonderful titles remind us of the joys of shelf-browsing.
  • Apr 15, 2020
Talbot Mundy’s “The Nine Unknown,” a 1920s occult thriller, is among several literary gems now in the public domain.
  • Apr 7, 2020
This wide-ranging volume celebrates our fascination with the residences of literary figures, artists, composers and politicians
  • Apr 1, 2020
Take solace in works such as ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ ‘Walden’ and more.
  • Mar 25, 2020
Getting lost in the works of Edward Heron-Allen and Jean Ray.
  • Mar 18, 2020
These days, many elegiac poems have an unwelcome resonance — and yet offer solace, too.
  • Mar 10, 2020