Articles of Note

Obscurity is a common fate for writers. What’s curious about William Melvin Kelley is that, after the early acclaim passed, he kept at it, every day, never doubting himself... more »

New Books

The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic of Gilgamesh were preserved through oral tradition. What has been gained, and lost, from writing things down?... more »

Essays & Opinions

For most of the 20th century, conventional wisdom was that Cézanne didn’t care about his subjects as individuals. That misses Cézanne’s point. T.J. Clark explains... more »