Linguist Geoff Nunberg describes the opening sentence to Pride and Prejudice as a “masterpiece of indirection” that is frequently repurposed, but whose irony is never matched. (Image credit: De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images)
Using excerpts from letters and diaries, historian and critic Bill Goldstein follows writers Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot through the tumultuous literary year of 1922. (Image credit: AP Photo)
The acclaimed actor’s new book is fantasy fiction with heavy religious themes.
In “Stormborn,” lots of long-hoarded information was finally shared, and in a massive sea battle, buckles got gruesomely swashed. (Image credit: Helen Sloane/HBO)
Alisyn Camerota’s book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election. (Image credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR)
Sam Kean’s funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight. (Image credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR)