Dreamer and Dissenter
Ingar Sletten Kolloen
Yale University Press: 378 pp., $40
The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance
University of Washington Press: 344 pp., $30 paper
In the spring of 1891,...
And The Show Went On
Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Alfred A. Knopf: 400 pp., $28.95
A lot has been written about the political, social and moral aspects of France under German occupation in World War II. Alan Riding, the former...
When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe that
Oct. 27-31, 1960: Columnist Drew Pearson reports on a $205,000 loan from Hughes Tool Co. to struggling restaurant operator Donald Nixon, the vice presidentâs brother. Pearson is careful to say that itâs unclear whether Hughes received favorable treatment f