Articles by Hamilton Leithauser
December 22, 2016
Elizabeth Bishop is inspired. I read her when I feel uninspired.
December 17, 2015
For a 3,600-page Norwegian autobiography titled after Adolf Hitler’s own, it’s surprisingly light and fast-paced.
December 5, 2014
Robert Moses had more influence over the entire tri-state region — and arguably the entire United States — than any other person in the 20th century. It’s incredible how he operated “legally” outside of the reach of any legal authorities.
December 3, 2013
I’d never read anything by her before and was just floored.
December 13, 2012
Wow what an asshole he was!
December 9, 2011
This guy is not afraid of diving into the serious shit. It’s a first-hand account of the fighting and aftermath in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over and over you just can’t believe what you’re reading.
December 7, 2010
He has a plain-Jane, perfectly mild style that is so satisfying. It’s like a great roasted chicken.
December 13, 2009
In my favorite Kingsley Amis novels, like One Fat Englishman and The Green Man, the main character is just such a prick in such a funny way, you just know Amis is really enjoying writing about himself.
December 2, 2008
Hamilton Leithauser is the lead singer for the rock band The Walkmen. They released their fourth record You & Me this fall. He lives in Manhattan. A few books that I really enjoyed this year were: Roger’s Version by John Updike. The novel follows a weathered, sour divinity professor (Roger) who surprises even himself with […]
December 4, 2007
Hamilton Leithauser is lead singer of The Walkmen. The New York-based band released A Hundred Miles Off and Pussycats in 2006 and has a new album on the way in Spring 2008. Set in modern London, where all is dark and dirty, and those characters that haven’t abandoned all morals are simply too stupid to […]