Arts & Books
Crazy and brilliant, Robert Lowell long stood at the peak of American poetic mythology. His star then faltered, but not much was needed to revive it.
Pat Barker's talent for old wars does not adapt well to new ones. This failure to find power in the present stands as a core failure in British literary fiction
Anglo-Saxon capitalism has seen its reputation plummet. Is tougher punishment the answer?
A book on the greatest developments in our understanding of the universe is stimulating but flawed
The ever-abundant Joyce Carol Oates continues to create fresh shocks - too many
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