The Painter from Shanghai

By Jennifer Cody Epstein ’88. New York City: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008. 416 pp. $24.95 hardcover.

Reviewed by Lauren Groff ’01

Loneliness as a Way of Life

By Thomas Dumm, Professor of Political Science; Chair of the Political Science Dept. Harvard University Press, 2008

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

The Lonely Self

Safe Suicide: Narratives, Essays and Meditations

By DeWitt Henry ’63. Granada Hills, Calif.: Red Hen Press, 2008. 200 pp. $23 paperback.

imageReviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

The Thing Itself: On the Search for Authenticity

By Richard Todd ’62. New York City: Riverhead Press, 2008. 253 pp. $24.95 hardcover.

Times Literary Supplement: A Higher Romance

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The August 3 Times Literary Supplement reviewed "The Same Solitude: Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva" by Professor of Russian Catherine Ciepiela '83. Reviewer Rachel Polonsky says "Ciepiela, with admirable tact and erudition, maps the movement between emotional experience registered in the letters [between Pasternak and Tsvetaeva], and the metrical, rhythmic, metaphorical and myth-laden structures of verse."