Articles of Note

The dream of a common language goes back to Genesis. But it remains just that, a dream. Still unresolved: Is translation an art or a problem of math?... more »

New Books

Boswell was at home in the salons of the Enlightenment, but he wasn't an enlightened thinker. Ask the women he pursued... more »

Essays & Opinions

The epistolary record of Henry James's life comprises 10,423 letters. What do they reveal? What you'd expect: He was a sufferable snob... more »