Articles of Note

The mark of a great mind, La Rochefoucauld said, was to “say many things with few words.” Thus the remarkable lifespan of the aphorism... more »

New Books

How plot works. Flashbacks, prefigurations, parallel subplots all rest on the subtle relationship between chronology and artistic effect... more »

Essays & Opinions

Utopian ideas about nature go one of two ways: nature catering to human desire or nature transforming human desire. Where does the Anthropocene fit? ... more »