The Givenness of Things: Essays

The Givenness of Things: Essays

WITH A TWO-PART INTERVIEW BETWEEN MARILYNNE ROBINSON AND PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT FIRST APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKSThe incomparable Marilynne Robinson ...
Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

With this note as a preface, may I just tell you that your verses have no style of their own, although they do have silent and hidden beginnings of something pe...
The Diary of a U-boat Commander

The Diary of a U-boat Commander

The diary of a World War One U-Boat commander. As well as being a fascinating glimpse of life on the German U-boats during the intense submarine blockade, this ...
Oranges

Oranges

A classic of reportage, Oranges was first conceived as a short magazine article about oranges and orange juice, but the author kept encountering so much irresis...
This Old Man: All in Pieces

This Old Man: All in Pieces

Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, steps up with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibra...
Self Reliance

Self Reliance

I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let ...