Latest from Michael Dirda
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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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Here’s to 20 years of NYRB Classics, 25 years of the Chicago Quarterly Review and other bookish toasts.
  • Oct 2, 2019
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E.V. Odle’s 1923 science fiction novel stars a most unusual — and fascinating — character
  • Sep 25, 2019
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Scenes from NecronomiCon, an event that celebrates the work of H.P. Lovecraft and others
  • Sep 4, 2019
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A new series of works by Milgram, Kierkegaard, Hoffer, Fromm and Nietzsche reveal the dangers of -isms.
  • Aug 28, 2019
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