Articles of Note

Shakespeare and the brain. Stephen Booth is a literary critic with a penetrating view of poetic language. He's transformed our understanding not only of Shakespeare but also of how we think... more »

New Books

In 1940, Czeslaw Milosz had to choose between Nazi and Soviet occupation. Nazism threatened the body, while Communism threatened the soul. For Milosz, the latter was the greater sacrifice ... more »

Essays & Opinions

What is a library? If you think it's just a place where society stores books, then you have a dangerously impoverished view of what knowledge can be... more »