Books by Benjamin Taylor

PROUST by Benjamin Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Though brief, a densely packed and rewarding book."
A sensitive study of literature's favorite neurasthenic. Read full book review >
THERE IS SIMPLY TOO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT by Saul Bellow
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 31, 2015

"This comprehensive collection illuminates Bellow's sense of his own identity and his changing world."
A nonfiction collection celebrates the centennial of Saul Bellow's (1915-2005) birth. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 15, 2012

"Packed with elegant aperçus and vibrant with the author's rueful understanding that 'Naples the glorious and Naples the ghastly have always been one place.'"
From novelist/essayist/editor Taylor (The Book of Getting Even, 2009, etc.), an idiosyncratic, atmospheric portrait of "the great open-air theater of Europe." Read full book review >
SAUL BELLOW by Benjamin Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"Alas, that letter is not in this book."
I didn't ask to write about Saul Bellow: Letters so I could mention that I once received a letter from the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF GETTING EVEN by Benjamin Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"An intellectual peep show whose ultimate meaning remains elusive."
Taylor's second novel (Tales Out of School, 1995) is an inconsequential story, with considerable pretensions, about a brainy gay Jewish astronomy student, his brainy best friends (twins) and their super-brainy parents. Read full book review >
TALES OUT OF SCHOOL by Benjamin Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"A beautifully rendered, moving, original debut. (Author tour)"
A luminous debut novel set in turn-of-the-century Galveston, Texas, the first fiction from this small literary press. Read full book review >