As Douglas Smith wisely surmises in his new book, trying to separate the mythology of Rasputin from the man himself is nearly impossible.
Wray's new novel explores our esoteric obsession with time.
The friendship between Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht was a "conspiratorial rapport".
Animals are our fellow travellers on this earth. It's time we heard what they have to say.
A new biography tracks down the elusive Kray confidant who became a friend of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
It is well known that Stendhal compared politics in a novel to a gunshot in the middle of a concert – this novel of modern British politcs is more like a mirror being shot at.
A L Kennedy’s satire on Whitehall has moments which fire like gunshots across the page. A shame, then, that other parts are plain overcooked.
I grew up in New York City and had what most people would consider an exceptionally liberal education: yet it skipped over a vital part of our national history.
Cole's collected essays, Known and Stranger Things, combines good writing with emotion and intellect.
Coates draws on a rich, modern African-American mythology to turn T’Challa into the Black Panther: Marvel’s African superhero.
The fictional world of Donald Ray Pollock’s new novel is compellingly brutal. At times, though, it feels as if it could have been rather more.
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