Arts & Books
She pricked the pieties of Leavisite critics and feminists alike, but her fairy tales have outlived them all. They contain a black thread tying love to violence
Nic Dunlop's investigation into a prison commandant sheds light on the Cambodian holocaust not by asking why it happened, but how it happened
Stefan Collini wittily refutes the claim that Britain has lacked intellectuals. But British culture has been inhospitable to the discussion of general ideas
The short story emerged in a blitzkrieg of 19th-century magazine publishing, reached its apotheosis with Chekhov, and became one of the great 20th-century art forms. William Boyd reveals his taxonomy...
In 2001, I wrote in Prospect that cinema was the ultimate right-wing art form. Five years on, at least part of the movie world seems to have become less escapist
Pop music is the most useful lens through which to view the turbulent, optimistic, deluded decade of the 1960s. Joe Boyd's memoir captures it perfectly
The more you read Adam Smith, the less plausible he is as a prophet of the free market. Still, it can't be right to call him a proto-Marxist, can it?
Philip Roth's new novel confronts isolation, death and, almost uniquely in his oeuvre, selfishness. But is it time for him to return to the life force?
The classic setting for sitcoms and soaps used to be the home or the neighbourhood. Now drama is focused on work-based or social identities
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