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Piranesi

“It is my belief,” writes Piranesi, the protagonist of Susanna Clarke’s new novel of the same name, “that the World (or, if you will, the House, since the two are for practical purposes identical) wishes an Inhabitant for Itself to be a witness to its Beauty and the recipient of its Mercies.” Clarke’s first novel […]

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

It’s been 75 years since the end of World War II, and this week we offer a stack of books on the subject — from detailed accounts of the war’s origins (by Roger Moorhouse and Benjamin Carter Hett) to a biography tracing Hitler’s downfall (by the German historian Volker Ullrich) to considerations of the atom […]

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