February 11, 2016

A.O. Scott spoke about his book, Better Living Through Criticism, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

The former book critic for Newsday, Scott has been The New York Times film critic since 2000, and his contributions to publications including Lingua Franca and The New York Times Magazine have examined= a wide range of cultural artifacts. His first book builds on this familiarity with myriad forms of expression to examine criticism in the widest sense, and as Scott moves from the ancients to post-modern thinkers, he shows that criticism is not only one of the most creative ways to think, but that without it, creativity in the forms of literature, the visual arts, and even social and personal relationships, would cease to thrive.

Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594204838
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Press - February 9th, 2016

April 20, 2015

Renata Adler spoke about his book, After the Tall Timber, at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Kerr introduced Bernie Gunther in his 1989 March Violets. Now in his tenth thriller, Bernie, decorated WWI veteran, widower, and tough-talking, somewhat cynical Berlin private investigator, has been ordered by Hitler’s Propaganda Minister to go to Croatia. There Bernie gets tangled up with the Ustashe, witnesses shocking acts of brutality, and tries to figure out how these events are connected to a rising film star back at home. Kerr is in conversation with novelist James Grady.

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By Renata Adler, Michael Wolff (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781590178799
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Published: New York Review Books - April 7th, 2015

April 16, 2015

Judith Miller spoke about her book, The Story, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Now a Fox News commentator and adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Miller is as well-known for being part of a story as for any she’s written. Her memoir traces her childhood and rise from covering national politics at The New York Times to holding top positions at the paper’s bureaus in Cairo, Paris, and Washington. But the book’s focus is Miller’s reporting on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, reports that proved erroneous and cost her her job, though her refusal at the time to reveal her sources earned her the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Miller is in conversation with William Drozdiak.

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ISBN: 9781476716022
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 19th, 2016