The Last Samurai - Helen DeWitt

Staff Pick

Imagine: a hyper-intelligent book about hyper-intelligent people that still tells a real story, an engrossing, funny, unique, and moving story about the perils and pleasures of raising the young into rounded human beings. No novel so searingly indicts the assumption that some studies are too advanced (this book makes learning ancient Greek seem shockingly approachable), yet no novel captures the loneliness of these introspective pursuits so well. After a decade out-of-print, Helen DeWitt’s magnum opus has returned to shelves, and the cult adoration it’s accrued over the years is wholly earned.

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ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2016