Articles of Note

Thomas Merton's embrace of monasticism revealed his paradoxical character. Here was a "garrulous apostle of silence who thrived among words"... more »

New Books

Singleness is thought of as a transitory state, a way station en route to marriage. For Emily Witt, it was a way of life... more »

Essays & Opinions

Flaubert sat in a room above the Seine, writing 14 hours a day. His life is a study in the unrelenting misery of composition ... more »