January 2, 2015

When Goethe Met Napoleon

By Amit Majmudar

  During Napoleon’s 1808 campaign in Germany, he visited his favorite author, Goethe. The two giants of the age met twice, once at Weimar and once at Erfurt. Andrew Roberts’s […]

July 15, 2013

Confessions of a Book Killer

By Brian Michael Murphy

Last Wednesday, I killed a book. I doubt anyone will miss it–Microphotography for Libraries: Papers presented to the Microphotography Symposium at the 1936 Conference of the American Library Association. Bound […]

May 13, 2012

The Reconquest of the Long Form

By Amit Majmudar

There are, by my count, only two things that can save a long poem in English. Heterogeneity (Eliot and Pound; and those polyphonic, formally quite various sustained dramatic poems of […]