Following the widespread press coverage of his latest book, Nicholas Roe, author of John Keats: A New Life, spoke to the Yale Books Blog about his work. The topics of conversation ranged from Nicholas’ own perception of Keats’ character to the still flaming controversy surrounding Keats’ drug use. The deep-seated roots of modern Keatsian popularity are … Read more
Yale author Michael Slater introduces his latest book on Dickens, and begins to untangle the web of intrigue that surrounds one of Victorian Britain’s highest profile authors.
Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich (out now in paperback) is a chilling biography of the head of Nazi Germany’s terror apparatus, Reinhard Heydrich, a key player in the Third Reich whose full story has never fully been told. In this extract, Gerwarth discusses Heydrich’s life, introducing the central theme of his important book: how did he ‘become’ Heydrich? … Read more
History, Observed: Victoria Schofield on John Wheeler-Bennett – historian, royal biographer and ‘witness to history’
John Wheeler-Bennett is not a household name but, in the mid-twentieth century, he knew virtually everyone who was. As a historian and observer of international affairs, he was uniquely placed to observe events as they unfolded in post-World War 1 Germany, witnessing the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of National Socialism under … Read more
In Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown (out now in paperback) iterary scholar and music critic David Yaffe offers an appreciative yet incisive look at the different facets of Bob Dylan’s life, career and cultural impact. In this exclusive extract Yaffe introduces us to the multiple identities of Bob Dylan, and explains why his book, like Dylan’s … Read more