When did "cleverness" become a dirty word? When we all started drowning in contrived knowingness.
In the footsteps of Woolf and Forster came “Young Bloomsbury” — an ambitious literary set that produced only minor works ... more » “No matter how shit…
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Staughton Lynd, a Quaker/Marxist historian blackballed from the university system, has died. He was 92... more » In his 30s, A.N. Wilson gossiped, slept…
Is there a genetic component to intelligence? The NIH is preventing scholars from even asking the question ... more » The hidden past of an…
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For now, the Big Five of publishing will remain the Big Five.
A century has passed since his death, but he is as unignorable as ever.
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William Godwin believed himself immune to the tumults and desires experienced by others. Then he met Mary Wollstonecraft... more » Franz Kafka…
Colette has never been more popular with Americans. Is it the sensuality of her writing? The scandalousness of her own story? ... more » Shirley…
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Hoover is not the villainous caricature you think you know.
Sound of Sendak. “The work can’t happen without music,” he said. “Everything I’ve done is a collaboration with a composer” ... more » “To wrestle with…
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American academics are tightening their grip on Frantz Fanon.
Life off the tenure track is tough for humanists, as universities “churn folks up and then excrete them into a void.”
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