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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Book Reviews & Commentary

May 2007

Introduction to My Father’s House: A Childhood in Wartime Bavaria, by Beatrix Ost

This book is a resounding affirmation that this good Germany existed even in the period when the evil Germany was ascendant.

Oct 2005

The Blue and the Gray

Review of "Lincoln’s Melancholy," by Joshua Wolf Shenk.

Oct 2005

Bus of Fools

Review of "Saving Fish From Drowning," by Amy Tan.

Aug 2005

A New Look at Dwarfs

Review of "The Lives of Dwarfs" and "Dwarfism," by Betty M. Adelson.

Jun 2005

All the Road Rage

Review of "The God of Driving," by Amy Fine Collins, and profile of the author.

Oct 2003

Letter to the Editor re: Fernanda Eberstadt’s “The Furies”

Bawer's approach is comparable to devoting half a review of "Anna Karenina" to Tolstoy's views on collecting wild mushrooms.

Sep 2003

The Picasso of Washington Square

Review of “Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work,” by Hayden Herrera.

May 2003


Review of “Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection,” by John Anderson.

Aug 2002

Afterword to Corrigan, by Caroline Blackwood

Blackwood believed that love came from strange places and took strange forms.

Jun 2002

Moody’s Blues

Review of "The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions," by Rick Moody.