Books

Books

The History of Last Night's Dream

Rodger Kamenetz’s vividly honest and well-researched book on dreams in Western culture is extraordinary—in part for its defiance of genre, a defiance that will no doubt make some readers uneasy.

The Book of Psalms

Though not reckoned as a scripture scholar in any conventional sense, Robert Alter has affected the study of the Hebrew Bible in immense ways.

The Florist's Daughter

Writers of memoirs used to be people who had explored the North Pole or starred in films or run for president; their writing was a final act of summary. These days memoirs are more often ordinary people’s chronicles of unfolding discoveries.

Sundown Towns

The horror of ethnic cleansing may seem a dreadfully common part of today’s global news stories, but America’s own history of ethnic cleansing is still waiting to be told, James Loewen contends.

Wisdom makes a comeback

David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, is one of the important British theologians of his generation (he recently turned 60).