Literature

The instinct towards appeasing “sensitivity” would stifle the creative impulse

Only Gregory seemed prepared to upset the applecart

What Mansfield Park can tell us about contemporary politics

For all their admirable dedication, keepers of the Austen flame cannot be so protective

A forgotten novel offers insights into living with a deadly and dehumanising pandemic

There is frequent reporting of local news, often betraying a hobbit-like
preoccupation with the availability of beer

The wisdom of someone who has lived a little is at the heart of the verse of the ancient poet who was adopted as the mascot of the Enlightenment

What arouses such fascination in this obscure literary figure?

There is a jarring disconnect between Michel Houellebecq’s critiques of sexual liberation and his dissolute lifestyle

Their lurid covers were catnip to bloodthirsty, impressionable teenagers