"The internet loves to tell us what to do, especially when there's a healthy smattering of pseudo-psychology involved."
Sir Philip Pullman has been awarded the Bodley Medal in a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre. The medal is awarded by the Bodleian Library “to...
'I am 25 years old, and I have reread the Harry Potter books 10 times, but in this review I want to introduce you to something truly special'
'When the pandemic hit Ontario, William Faulkner was a cadet in the Canadian Royal Air Force. Writing home to his parents, he would bemoan the lengthiness of his base’s lockdown, and the protracted sense of time it engendered.'
'The concept of reimagining an existing story is relatively new in the context of storytelling, emerging more prominently in recent years.'
"Modern editors aim to unanchor texts from their historical moorage."
Lori Latour reviews the life and work of the 20th century German novelist Irmgard Keun.
ames was particularly agitated today. Since the release of his little book – or, at least, that’s what she liked to call it, because, as she kept reminding him, it had first come out in The Little Review – he had been stuck short of a cliff edge that was giving him lip and making it awfully difficult to climb back to the height he had been at before.
Any book that begins with the sentence “Every day is a good day to kill Nazis” is bound to catch my interest. Luckily for...
I am well aware that for the sake of switching off from university, or from the cruel news about Ukraine, it is better to...
What Lord Byron called ‘the Romeo and Juliet of the East’ has passed through the Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Indian languages. The story of...
"What do Charles Dickens, Alice in Wonderland and Kilburn-bred rapper M Huncho have in common? Quite a lot, as it happens."
'If I do go to these places, I won’t need to be transported to a fictional world for them to be magic. They’ll be wonderful because I went there, and had fun, and lived a life that is far less exciting than those of the characters, but was good all the same.'
'Upon sitting down to write this article, the immense prospect of narrowing down my entire life's reading experience to five books suddenly seemed to stare at me, chasm-like. Life does not always present itself to us in such neat sequences.'