Articles of Note

Ian McEwan woke from a daydream with a thought: Write a novel with a fetus as the narrator. "The idea struck me as so silly that I just couldn’t resist it.”... more »

New Books

There is a vast literature on Wagner: his politics, philosophical ambition, and anti-Semitism. Is it any longer possible to really hear the music?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Klaus Mann, dead at 42, wrote seven novels, six plays, four biographies, three autobiographies, hundreds of stories, essays, and reviews. None of it impressed his father, Thomas... more »