Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's latest book "The Final Days" is just too much hocus-pocus.
Start fooling around with Mother Earth and you end up getting accused of rape.
America and Texas: past and present.
Peter Passel and Rollo May help those who help themselves.
Spiritual desolation in Crawford’s The Backslider; spiritual warfare in Naipaul’s Guerrillas.
Is doing what comes naturally good enough these days?
T for Texas, T for Tennessee Williams’ autobiography, and T for terrible.
East Texas author William Goyen was more at home in the Fifties.
Donald Barthelme wrote a novel about you and it’s so bad.
World War II the way it really was.
Larry McMurtry brings his Texas odyssey to an end.
Can college athletics survive? Can short stories?
Does crime pay?
Peter Matthiessen writes of men pursuing a dying profession and Philip Roth pursues his critics.
Frederick Exley shows how to get too much of a good thing.
Exploring the heavy price of Empire.
Coupling takes many forms, as John Updike and Shelby Hearon can tell you.
Two books on why you can’t go home again.
Two well-known authors prove that knowing the subject matter doesn’t necessarily guarantee a good book.
Bringing back the Ghost of Christmas Past.
A look at new work from Larry King, Ronnie Dugger, and Edwin Shrake.
Recently at a banquet at the Sheraton-Fort Worth, the Texas Institute of Letters announced its 1973 awards for literary excellence. Here are the winners: . . . The Carr P. Collins Award for the best nonfiction book: Lewis L. Gould for Progressives and Prohibitionists, Texas Democrats in the Wilson Era.
Our reviewer, whose capacity for punishment is apparently boundless, reports on ten best-selling paperback books.