Latest from Michael Dirda

“The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books” recounts a festinating tale of the Renaissance collector.

  • Mar 13, 2019

“The Worst Journey in the World,” by Apsley Cherry-Garrard is the ultimate cold-weather adventure tale.

  • Feb 20, 2019

Mary Cadogan’s “And Then Their Hearts Stood Still” is a racy study of the alpha male (in novels).

  • Feb 13, 2019

Works by Willa Cather, Aldous Huxley, E.E. Cummings are among many that entered the public domain this year.

  • Feb 6, 2019

In praise of the classic “Strange Tales From a Chinese Studio.”

  • Jan 30, 2019

In praise of John Meade Falkner, a successful Victorian businessman — and novelist.

  • Jan 23, 2019

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

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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