In the Critics section of this week's New Statesman, we have a superb essay by Margaret Drabble on Van Gogh's letters, which are the centrepiece of "The Real Van Gogh", a forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy. To read that piece, you'll have to buy a copy of the magazine.
In the meantime, here's a selection from the other riches on offer this week in The Critics:
Film: Ryan Gilbey on the new film from Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Radio: Antonia Quirke on the remarkable self-regard of Lady Antonia Fraser.
Television: Rachel Cooke on a history of the British family.