THE RULES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

I am a naive optimist when it comes to social media. I find myself reflecting that it really hasn't been around for very long and that...

AN ELEMENT OF THE CRUEL

In 1907, Henry James published The American Scene, an extraordinary, uncategorizable book of - travel impressions? “Comparative sociology”?...

 
 
 

PEAK PERFORMERS

Thousands of miles from Rome and from the temptations of his pagan library, even while seeking to mortify his body, Jerome celebrated...

HOMER WITHOUT THE HORSE

Near the start of his Theogony, a poem on the origins of the gods, the Greek poet Hesiod claimed that the Muses once appeared to him...

 
 
 

CLASS AND CLASSICISM

New Light, the title of this collection of essays celebrating Tony Harrison, should not imply that its subject has been languishing...

David Mamet's Oleanna: Lessons in harassment

DAVID MAMET'S OLEANNA: LESSONS IN HARASSMENT

The Cambridge Arts Theatre has just reopened in its post-Covid way - and by that I mean half-empty - with a production of David Mamet's...

 
 
 

LAND OF THE RISING SHADOWS

On July 5, 1949, Shimoyama Sadanori, the president of the Japanese National Railways, disappeared. At the time, Shimoyama was in the...

CORING THE BIG APPLE

Rather than being laid east to west, the transcontinental railroad was begun simultaneously in California and Iowa. Spiked down - anecdotally...

 
 
 

RIDDLES OF THE NILE

Cynthia Ozick, one of America's greatest living authors, has produced a strange and compelling new novel called, somewhat impishly,...

IMPERIAL BLETHER

In her powerful and radically important book, Priya Satia explains that the British Empire has been written and rewritten since its...

 
 
 

THE PRINCESS AND THE SAGE

Early in Vanessa R. Sasson's Yasodhara and the Buddha, the title character menstruates for the first time. This occurrence prompts...

PLAYING THE GAME

 
 
 

MOZART THE HAPPY HARLEQUIN AND LOST BRITISH LABOURISM

This week, Lucy Dallas and Toby Lichtig are joined by Paul Griffiths to discuss the beauty and grace of Mozart, the untortured genius;...

TRIUMPH AND DISASTER

In 1976, the novelist and playwright David Storey experienced a dismaying public reminder of the unpredictability of success and failure....

 
 
 

PIT STOPS

It was once said that “this island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage...

WAKING UP THE SOIL

All of Cesare Pavese's short novels belong to the last ten years of his short life - he died in 1950 at the age of forty-one - and...

 
 
 

LEVEL UNLOCKED

Scholars of the life and thought of John Locke have scoured repositories all over the world for decades, searching for anything that...

LARGER THAN LIFE

Dr Thorne (1858), the third novel in Anthony Trollope's Barchester sequence, contains one of his most graphic deathbed scenes. The...

 
 
 

THE ENIGMA OF THE RECORDER

This is a story about the creation of books. Three books, to be exact, written at some distance from one another and spanning a period...

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