Latest from Michael Dirda
  • 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
  • Review
Are McCulley’s stories great prose? No, but they make for fun summertime reading.
  • Jul 10, 2019
  • Review
James Grant’s biography shows why Bagehot was called ‘the greatest Victorian’ — and why we should pay attention to him now.
  • Jul 3, 2019
  • Review
E.A. Wyke-Smith’s overlooked masterpiece “The Marvellous Land of Snergs” is silly, spooky — and charming.
  • Jun 26, 2019
  • Review
Four new books demonstrate (again) why he’s the most famous (and beloved) detective.
  • Jun 19, 2019
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