Articles of Note

The education of a young poet. T.S. Eliot was at Harvard from 1906 to 1914. But he had to escape to put to use what he’d learned there... more »

New Books

The first literary duel: Hector and Achilles. Among the last: Allen Tate against Karl Shapiro, in 1948. The unlikeliest weapon: unsold books... more »

Essays & Opinions

George Orwell had many dislikes. Among them: bearded fruit-juice drinkers, young social-literary climbers, sex maniacs, Quakers, pistachio-colored shirts... more »