Category: Non-fiction

19 January, 2015

Emily Anderson

The Meaning Of War

Emily Anderson considers an ambitious but problematic account of the literary representation of war


8 July, 2014

Rosie Lavan

Dangerous To Put Into Words



30 June, 2014

Daveen Koh

On Going for a Walk

Daveen Koh finds Frederic Gros' book to be limited in scope but nevertheless a commendable achievement and a delightful read.


16 June, 2014

John Ritzema

A Light to Lighten the Gentiles

Timothy Michael Law calls for a return to the study of the Septuagint as the great document of the rise of Christianity.


Tom Cutterham

Factories in the Field

Roberts' book reminds readers to consider struggles over discipline, time, pay, and workers' rights around the world.


Anna Brinkman

The New Plebeian Experience

Martin Breaugh provides an illuminating discussion of, but no solution for, plebeian experiences old and new.


3 June, 2014

Ramin Nassehi

Development as Unfreedom

Easterly's book tackles the current technocratic approach to developmental aid and urges us to question it altogether.


Edward Hicks

From Cuneiform to e-books

This interesting but weighty tome suffers from lack of a single argument drawing the magnanimity of its project together.


Katherine Manfred

“We Are the New Meteorite”

Kolbert relates scientifically valid theories in a refreshingly neutral tone as a powerful warning against anthropogenic destruction.


19 May, 2014

Will Harris

What’s New, Parmenides?

Though engaging, Michael North's attempt at Novelty is a Lucretian exercise in the rearrangement of familiar elements.