Articles of Note

The ideal translator is a person "on whom nothing is lost,” said Henry James. Or maybe it's a machine. But a machine won't stop you from swearing at nuns... more »

New Books

To grow up in the Soviet Union was to celebrate suffering. It “justifies our hard and bitter life. For us, pain is an art”... more »

Essays & Opinions

The psychology of chicanery. We are all virtuoso novelists of our own identity, and, at times, confabulators. But how to create good stories?... more »