Articles of Note

George Scialabba, an introvert at work in a windowless basement at Harvard, is a critic's critic: Not widely known, but widely admired... more »

New Books

Literary biography is a tricky genre — facts scatter, evidence goes missing. For instance, was 1606 really “the year of Lear,” as a new book claims?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Alice in Saudi Arabia. What does Lewis Carroll have to say to the kingdom's women in a secret book club? More than you might think ... more »