Articles of Note

Think again, Barthes. The author is not dead. He is tweeting, Facebooking, YouTubing. And that's a problem for critics of contemporary literature... more »

New Books

Aquinas, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Hobbes, Diderot, Rousseau: Esotericism ? disguising real meaning through surface contradiction ? was an art that is all but lost... more »

Essays & Opinions

Tolstoy, by 1889 a sex-hating crank, published The Kreutzer Sonata, a novella about a wife-murderer. Now Tolstoy's wife gets to have her say... more »