Reiner Stach’s three-volume biography is a magnificent achievement.
Beckett’s letters reveal a personality inseparable from the act of writing.
Violent Sensations explores the fascination with sex and murder in 19th-century culture.
The Austrian government should not destroy Hitler's birthplace.
Sohrab Ahmari’s scathing critique shows how identity politics is destroying the arts.
Must-reads from the past week
You shouldn’t judge an artwork by the race or gender of its producer.
A new exhibition explores the Dutch master’s psychological torment.
For the likes of Flaubert and Baudelaire, evading the censors was a very serious game.
A new volume of Eliot’s letters charts his inner turmoil.
The re-release of Manos: The Hands of Fate allows us to appreciate better its unique awfulness.