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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in

Nov 2006

Our Great Depression

To treat the most complicated organ in the body appropriately demands considerable expertise.

Oct 2005

Bus of Fools

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

Oct 2004

The Closing of the American Book

Reading is not an active expression like writing, but it is not a passive experience either. It requires effort, concentration, attention.

Oct 2004

This Diverse Realm, This Melting Pot, This…China?

Review of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, "China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D."

Mar 2004

A Bitter Pill

In trying to prevent suicide, we may actually abet it.

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.

Mar 2002

An Awakening From the Nightmare of the Taliban

The Afghans, with their rich culture largely destroyed, are hungry now for the arts.

Nov 2001

An Ancient Garden Youthfully Abloom

From classical painting to bold conceptualism, a far flung culture sprouts an abundance of styles.