Latest from Michael Dirda
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Orlando Figes’s “The Europeans” is a sweeping history that highlights the importance of internationalism.
  • Dec 11, 2019
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A little something for everyone, from the Janeite to the fantasy fan.
  • Dec 4, 2019
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“The Devil’s Due,” “The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols” and “The Daily Sherlock Holmes.”
  • Nov 27, 2019
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A.C. Grayling’s “The History of Philosophy” delves into the thinkers who explored who we are and what it all means.
  • Nov 20, 2019
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A new translation of “Twenty Years After” reminds us of Alexandre Dumas’ artistry.
  • Nov 13, 2019
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The joys of Mark Valentine’s “A Wild Tumultory Library” and T.E.D. Klein’s “Providence After Dark and Other Writings.”
  • Nov 6, 2019
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This 1897 horror classic is plenty scary; it also grapples with race and gender issues.
  • Oct 29, 2019
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In “The Mirror of My Heart,” Dick Davis gives voice to writers from the 15th century to the present.
  • Oct 23, 2019
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Ted Gioia’s sweeping history is as subversive — and immersive — as his title suggests.
  • Oct 16, 2019
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“The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit” delivers the fascinating personal story of the beloved author.
  • Oct 9, 2019
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