Articles of Note

Derek Parfit was born brilliant. But he took unusual care to scrub his life of anything that could distract from his work ... more »

New Books

William Empson detested the “horrible Frenchmen” of Deconstruction. Yet Empson himself, author of Seven Types of Ambiguity, anticipated many of their ideas... more »

Essays & Opinions

Darwin worked a few hours a day. Trollope wrote only between 5 to 8 a.m. — and published 47 novels. They weren't accomplished despite their leisurely schedules; they were accomplished because of them... more »