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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Mary Albon


Book Review: The Real John Le Carré

A new biography by Adam Sisman deciphers the coded life of novelist David Cornwell Duplicity and betrayal are constant themes in the writing of “John Le Carré”, the pen name of Cold War tale-spinner David...

Book Review: “A Poem on Every Page” – Joseph Roth’s Hotel Years

A master of the feuilleton, the author’s virtuosity is on full display on every page of this collection of newspaper essays about people and politics in Europe in the 1920s and 30s Joseph Roth was a...

Book Review: The Man and the Road

Traveler, soldier, linguist, scholar, bon vivant, grand flaneur, Patrick Leigh Fermor was one of the greatest travel writers of the 20th century. Artemis Cooper recounts his peripatetic life with great affection and humor in...

Books | Life after Wartime

Elisabeth de Waal’s The Exiles Return depicts the heartbreak of postwar homecoming Elisabeth de Waal is a familiar name to readers of her grandson Edmund’s enthralling family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, which recounts...