Ward Just, Exiles in the Garden (Houghton Mifflin). Alec Malone, fotoreporter a Washington, preferisce i sogni al successo. NYTBR.

Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (Random House). Il protagonista del romanzo è un acrobata che scorrazza su dei cavi tra un grattacielo e l'altro di NY. NYTBR.

William T. Vollmann, Imperial (Viking). Monumentale studio della regione di confine tra California e Messico. NYTBR.

David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries (Faber). La star dei Talking Heads parla delle città visitate in bicicletta. G/O.

Richard Overy, The Morbid Age: Britain between the Wars (Allen Lane). Gli umori dell'Inghilterra tra le due guerre mondiali. "In any case, such emotions – the extremely widespread dislike of Jews in the West, for instance – were obviously not felt or acted on in the same way by, say, Adolf Hitler and Virginia Woolf. Emotions in history are neither chronologically stable nor socially homogeneous, even in the moments when they are universally felt, as in London under the German air-raids, and their intellectual representations even less so. How can they be compared or contrasted? In short, what are historians to make of the new field?" Eric Hobsbawm su LRB.

Martin Stannard, Muriel Spark: The Biography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). G/O.

Michael Massing sul giornalismo e Internet. NYRB.

"The case for the imaginative greening of derelict industrial sites was tremendously advanced with the recent opening of the first segment of New York City's High Line, a linear park superimposed on a long-defunct cargo railroad trestle that wends through nearly a mile and a half of Manhattan's West Side from midtown to Greenwich Village." Martin Filler su NYRB.

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