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Triumph of the Willing On the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s defeat, what can William Shirer’s epic history, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, teach us about today?

Pool Party! A new book captures the enduring allure of swimming pools

Found in Translation How did a now forgotten masterpiece of American literature become so beloved by Italians?

Jonathan Galassi From Dante to Natalia Ginzburg, the publisher and poet celebrates the glorious literary history of a hurting country

Identity Crisis While the younger of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s two sons struck out on his own, the older struggled to break free from his father’s shadow