Margherita Grassini Sarfatti claimed she was to blame for fascism. It’s not so; not that she didn’t try.
The Brilliant Rage of Alexander Herzen
Russia’s tumultuous and mostly regrettable post-Cold War history is paralleled in some ways by an earlier time, one that provided the setting for the incomparable émigré journalist Alexander Herzen.
The Stranger in Crawford
The literati scoffed at Albert Camus’ place on President Bush’s summer reading list. They misunderestimated them both.
Edmund Wilson was a man of immense erudition, and many quirks. Few biographers can hope to do him justice; his most recent one hasn't.