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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Book Reviews & Commentary


Mar 1996

Brett Again

Review of "Being Brett: Chronicle of a Daughter's Death," by Douglas Hobbie.

Nov 1995

Heroic Hoarders

Review of "The Ransom of Russian Art," by John McPhee, and "George Costakis: A Russian Life in Art," by Peter Roberts.

Oct 1995

The Spoils of War

Review of "Beautiful Loot," by Konstantin Akinsha and Grigorii Kozlov with Sylvia Hochfield.

Jul 1995

Sensationalism Sells

Review of "Mapplethorpe: A Biography," by Patricia Morrisroe.

Sep 1994

Isn’t the Truth Always a Mosaic?

Review of "Goldberg's Angel: An Adventure in the Antiquities Trade," by Dan Hofstadter.

Aug 1994

Squadrons of the Anonymous

Review of "Magdalena Abakanowicz," by Barbara Rose.

Nov 1991

Those Sumptuous Russian-Flavored Storybooks

Russian culture is, traditionally, exuberantly child-oriented and unabashedly kitschy... Kitsch at its best is only the glorious overrichness and brightness of childhood ...

Nov 1987

Spy’ll Take Manhattan

Capturing a twist of New York Zeitgeist, Spy magazine is one year old and quite grown up.