Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch is a senior editor at the New Republic.

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Sept. 29 2011 2:53 PMThe Poem That Changed the WorldStephen Greenblatt thinks he’s found it, but has he?
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Nov. 22 2010 6:53 AMWhat the Children KnewGünter Grass is still reckoning with the past in his fictional memoir.
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Aug. 26 2010 11:06 AMThe Literary Critic as HumanistFrank Kermode, 1919-2010, exemplified an ideal that is dying.
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March 29 2010 7:13 AMThe Slippery ScientistIan McEwan on the gulf between goodness and intelligence.
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July 20 2009 6:53 AMWhat's Romantic About Science?When science became a source of sublime terror.
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Feb. 23 2009 7:04 AMMoney Made Him Do ItWhat Samuel Johnson can teach us about writing.
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Dec. 29 2008 6:38 AMThe Secret of The Canterbury TalesThe tellers get to mock their own tales.
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Oct. 3 2008 12:10 PMNobel GasThe Swedes have no clue about American literature.
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June 17 2004 3:00 PMMarlowe in the ParkThe playwright who helped make Shakespeare.
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Feb. 5 2004 3:05 PMParadise LiteIn heaven, you'll be thinner, happier, and smarter—or so Americans think.
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Sept. 17 2003 11:39 AMSamuel Johnson's Peculiar DictionaryA dictionary should be scientifically objective—or should it?
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June 30 2003 3:00 PML.A. Without a MapHas the American literary imagination gotten Los Angeles wrong?
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March 26 2003 1:25 PMA 21st-Century ManWhy is Dante hot all of a sudden?
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Aug. 6 2002 11:35 AMIdol WorshipDoes the world need another golem novel?
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Dec. 4 2001 3:31 PMHearing AidSometimes poetry should be seen but not heard.
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July 25 2011 6:47 AMIdeas Are VirusesHow Tacitus' Germania became the bible of German nationalism.
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Sept. 13 2010 10:03 AMWhat Is the Future of Avant-Garde Fiction?Read Tom McCarthy's C and find out.
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June 28 2010 7:13 AMEmily Dickinson's New SecretLife in that Amherst house was more exciting than we knew.
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Feb. 24 2010 6:55 AMA Comedian in the AcademyWho knew studying Russian literature could be so funny?
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May 25 2009 6:41 AMNowhere ManThe secret of Aleksandar Hemon's brilliant satire.
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Feb. 9 2009 6:53 AMLessons From the Gilded AgeWhat Social Darwinists didn't get about evolution.
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Nov. 3 2008 6:15 AMSlouching Towards Santa TeresaRoberto Bolaño's utterly strange masterpiece.
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Nov. 29 2004 6:47 AMThe OdysseyDerek Walcott, the greatest living English-language poet.
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March 31 2004 5:45 PMThe Star, the Born-Again Sinner, and the GangsterUpdating Constance Rourke's famous American archetypes.
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Nov. 26 2003 11:17 AMThe Storyteller's New ClothesA new translation of Hans Christian Andersen.
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July 31 2003 11:21 AMThe Unreliable SuperegoAdam Phillips' revealing new edition of Freud.
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April 16 2003 12:25 PMI Sing Ireland ElectricDennis O'Driscoll's wired, modern picture of Dublin.
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Nov. 7 2002 1:03 PMPalgrave's revenge.
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March 20 2002 12:21 PMJackie Kennedy's RideThe first lady's posthumous poetry blockbuster.