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Rick Richman

Rick Richman

Rick Richman is the author of Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler (Encounter Books 2018).

The American poet John Berryman (1914-72) liked to excuse his excessive drinking and argumentative, sometimes violent nature by reminding himself that he was a genius...

The decision to publish a fourteen-volume Collected Works of W. B. Yeats—designed to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death—may help reclaim a poet who...

If it accomplishes nothing else, the appearance of Allen Ginsberg’s Collected Poems,1 an enormous volume published under the terms of a six-figure contract, should once...

Critic vs. Poet Required Writing: Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982. by Philip Larkin. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 328 pp. $17.95. Since 1945, the English poet Philip Larkin has published a single...

In 1976, the poet John Ashbery received the three most prestigious awards an American writer can have bestowed on him: the National Book Award, the...

The “Art” of Jazz Riding on a Blue Note. by Gary Giddens. Oxford University Press. 313 pp. $16.95. For much of its history, jazz has been considered a form...

Trash Theory Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island. by Greil Marcus. Knopf. 305 pp. $12.95. Popular music in America now outgrosses the combined revenue of movies, theater,...

Wanderer Moonstruck: A Memoir of my Life in a Cult. by Allen Tate Wood with Jack Vitek. Morrow. 189 pp. $8.95. Allen Tate WOOD was a member of Sun...