Anja, the protagonist of Elvia Wilk’s new novel, “Oval,” lives in an experimental eco-house that perches on an artificial mountain. From there, Anja can look down on the city of Berlin. “Blue-white streetlights
Christianity formed my deepest instincts, and I have been walking away from it for half my life. The church I grew up in was so big we called it the Repentagon. It was not a single structure but a thirty-four-million-dollar
On the evening of April 11, 2019, I set my alarm for 5 A.M. I was scheduled to do a series of TV interviews the next morning, to discuss the fall of the Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir. I had spent eight
In “The Behavior of Love,” a new novel by Virginia Reeves—whose 2016 début novel, “Work Like Any Other,” was long-listed for the Man Booker prize—marital emotion boils within a cool experimental framework.
Harriet, the protagonist of Doris Lessing’s 1988 novel, “The Fifth Child,” has a terrible feeling about her youngest son. Even in the womb, Ben’s movements seem to her less like signs of life than acts
Hobsbawm, perhaps the world’s most renowned historian, saw his political hopes crumble. He used that defeat to tell the story of our age. Eric Hobsbawm was a historian and a Communist. The first pursuit