Latest from Michael Dirda
  • Review
Ted Gioia’s sweeping history is as subversive — and immersive — as his title suggests.
  • Oct 16, 2019
  • Review
“The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit” delivers the fascinating personal story of the beloved author.
  • Oct 9, 2019
  • Review
Here’s to 20 years of NYRB Classics, 25 years of the Chicago Quarterly Review and other bookish toasts.
  • Oct 2, 2019
  • Review
E.V. Odle’s 1923 science fiction novel stars a most unusual — and fascinating — character
  • Sep 25, 2019
  • Review
Scenes from NecronomiCon, an event that celebrates the work of H.P. Lovecraft and others
  • Sep 4, 2019
  • Review
A new series of works by Milgram, Kierkegaard, Hoffer, Fromm and Nietzsche reveal the dangers of -isms.
  • Aug 28, 2019
  • Review
Marie Belloc-Lowndes’s 1913 novel is a riveting tale of moral indecision.
  • Aug 21, 2019
  • Review
Titles to savor not just for their content, but for how they look and feel.
  • Aug 14, 2019
  • Perspective
Critic Michael Dirda takes us on a tour of the literary haunts of his youth
  • Aug 7, 2019
  • Review
W. Somerset Maugham’s 1928 novel is thought to be the first modern espionage novel.
  • Jul 31, 2019
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