Joy Williams’s stories disarm, bewilder, and awaken us.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Our fall books issue's reviews include Phil Christman on Colson Whitehead, Dennis O'Brien on Cathleen Kaveny, LaVonne Neff on Susan Faludi, and more.
How is it that the poems of a 17th-century aristocrat still resonate with us?
From baby in a basket to liberating lawgiver, Moses has been all things to all people.
Susan Faludi’s memoir reveals the deep complexity of her father’s many identities.
The Century asked professors, writers, and policy makers to tell us about a book they would want to hand to their elected officials to read.
I relate to physical sickness more easily than mental illness. So does our culture.
Theologies of entitlement, enslaving, and extinguishing indigenous communities have shaped policy since the 15th century.
Even in the secular imagination, dying has become a vocation.
Sex is complicated. So is Christian reflection on it.