Critics' Choice: May 16, 1988


THE DEATH OF METHUSELAH AND OTHER STORIES by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $17.95). At 83, the Yiddish yarn spinner shows undiminished power to capture the peculiar din of human commerce.

ELIA KAZAN: A LIFE by Elia Kazan (Knopf; $24.95). A bruising, unbridled autobiography by a noted film and theatrical director and force of nature.

THE DAY OF CREATION by J.G. Ballard (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $17.95). The quest for a hidden river in the Sahara unleashes a mythic adventure. Splendid surrealism from the author of Empire of the Sun.


ARIA. Assign ten directors to work daft...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!