Latest from Michael Dirda

In ‘A German Officer in Occupied Paris’ Ernst Jünger reveals himself as a politically complicated humanist

  • Jan 16, 2019

Finding joy in the unjustly forgotten novels ‘Living Alone’ and ‘Mr. Godly Beside Himself”

  • Jan 9, 2019

A variety of voices in “The Best American Poetry 2018” look at similar themes.

  • Jan 2, 2019

These Victorian fairy tales are also deliciously witty, even winkingly postmodern.

  • Dec 26, 2018

“The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant” is an essential for any Civil War buff.

  • Dec 18, 2018

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

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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