Articles of Note

Auden was sloppy but open to editing. Trilling was more difficult but open to suggestions. As for Barzun, no one dared move a comma... more »

New Books

Benjamin Britten, workaholic. Not even a need for heart surgery could pull him away from his desk. ?My destiny is to be in a harness and to die in a harness?... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Classical Tradition is an impressive work of great ambition. The trouble can be summed up in three words: 'The,' ?Classical,' and 'Tradition?... more »