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.
You shouldn’t judge an artwork by the race or gender of its producer.
Must-reads from the past week
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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.
A new edition of private correspondence hides as much as it reveals.