Articles of Note

The Coetzee archives. “All writing is autobiography,” he likes to say. But how much could he bear to reveal in his own papers?... more »

New Books

What's it like to be a bat? A bonobo? A lot of ingenuity has gone into answering that question. Conclusion: Don't underestimate nonhuman minds... more »

Essays & Opinions

The critic in the mood to confess. Here a personal anecdote, there a self-deprecating aside, a pose of endearing amateurism. Enough!... more »