What We Are Reading Today: The Age of Disenchantments by Aaron Shulman

What We Are Reading Today: The Age of Disenchantments by Aaron Shulman
Updated 01 April 2019

What We Are Reading Today: The Age of Disenchantments by Aaron Shulman

What We Are Reading Today: The Age of Disenchantments by Aaron Shulman
  • The Age of Disenchantments is a chronicle of a family who modeled their lives (and deaths) on the works of art

A searing tale of love and hatred, art and ambition, and freedom and oppression, The Age of Disenchantments is a chronicle of a family who modeled their lives (and deaths) on the works of art that most inspired and obsessed them and who, in turn, profoundly affected the culture and society around them.

Author Aaron Shulman is a journalist whose work has appeared in publications including The Believer, The American Scholar, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.  A collaborative writer and editorial coach, he works with visionary scientists and thinkers to bring their research to a wide readership. 

“At its heart, this book is about the soul of Spain. The lives of the Paneros— poets, writers, brothers, lovers, and rivals — roiled and rhymed with the revolutions and counterrevolutions of a nation in search of itself. As richly and intimately drawn as the characters might have drawn themselves,” said Joe Hagan, a prominent author, in a recent review.