Reconsiderations June 2021
On the novels of Louis Auchincloss.
Reflections June 2021
The cooling of John le Carré
On the British spy novelist.
Books April 2021
Philip Roth’s plot against himself
Features March 2021
The morality of the fat Owl
On Frank Richards’s Billy Bunter series.
Reconsiderations February 2021
Isabel Colegate endures
On the eighty-nine-year-old novelist’s best books.
Reflections January 2021
The ordinary ennobled
On Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Reconsiderations February 2019
Sylvia & Michael on Sinister Street
On the novels of Compton Mackenzie.
Oct 26, 2018
Week in review
On the ghosts of Kirk, a séance for Gaskell, the trouble with Trilling & more.
Notes & Comments September 2018
V. S. Naipaul, 1932–2018
On the late Trinidadian-British writer.