Articles of Note

Proust was literature's greatest mama's boy. "She takes away my life with her," he wrote when she died. He filled the void with work on his novel... more »

New Books

Life of Liszt. People have been writing about his virtuosity, charisma, and affairs since the 1830s. What’s left to say?... more »

Essays & Opinions

To writers, their work amounts to evidence that they've fallen short of their potential. The oeuvre is never satisfied, always taunting, a work in progress until the end ... more »