Articles of Note

Even secular critics, as they get older, tend to write about the Bible, observed Frank Kermode. They yearn to understand the largest issues... more »

New Books

The many myths of Alfred Hitchcock. Incarcerated at 4, beaten by Jesuits, left outside during a bombing raid: His trauma was part branding strategy... more »

Essays & Opinions

John Berryman was 12 when he wrote his first lengthy work. He was 57 when he killed himself. In between were guilt, humiliation, failure, and breathtaking feats of imagination... more »