Articles of Note

Measure the health of the publishing industry by the books, and the diagnosis is grim. Symptoms include stultifying, plodding, overlong work... more »

New Books

“I’ve got a writer’s block as big as the Ritz and as stubborn as a grease stain on a gabardine suit,” admitted Ralph Ellison. It was “like a bad case of constipation”... more »

Essays & Opinions

The historian Gertrude Himmelfarb was a nuanced parser of the Enlightenment. When it came to Modernism, however, she could only recoil in horror... more »