Books: New York Review Of Books – Dec 22, 2022

December 22, 2022 issue cover

The New York Review of Books – December 22, 2022:

‘Competitive Consumption’

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays the extravagant Tudor taste for jewels, artworks, tapestries, and other finery.

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 10, 2022–January 8, 2023; the Cleveland Museum of Art, February 26–May 14, 2023; and the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, June 24–September 24, 2023

Writing the Furies

The essayist Judith Thurman has made a career of profiling complicated, often unstoppable women.

A Left-Handed Woman by Judith Thurman

The Sea, the Sea

Rachel Carson’s ocean books reveal an author profoundly engaged with the problem of how to convey ecological knowledge—and how to decenter human life.

The Sea Trilogy: Under the Sea-Wind, The Sea Around Us, The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson, edited by Sandra Steingraber

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