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André Bernard

André Bernard is vice president and secretary of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The author of four books, he also compiles “Commonplace Book” for the American Scholar.

Fall 2007

The Casual Reader

By André Bernard

  Two for the Road: Our Love Affair with American Food by Jane and Michael Stern. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006, 304 pp. $24.00.   Not long ago, heading home […]

Spring 2007

The Casual Reader

By André Bernard

Arthur & George by Julian Barnes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2006. 400 pp., $24.95. I had not intended to read this book. Although I read and completely loved, […]

Winter 2007

The Casual Reader

By André Bernard

The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival among America’s Great White Sharks by Susan Casey. New York: Owl Books, 2006. 304 pp. $25.00.   The killing took […]

Fall 2006

The Casual Reader

By André Bernard

Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 448 pp. $30.00. In the 1840s New York City had a population of six hundred thousand, […]

Summer 2006

The Casual Reader

By André Bernard

Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.—Ruth Rendell I have never read War and Peace. Nor have I read The Magic Mountain, James Frey’s now-infamous A Million […]