Mary Gaitskill's new novel presents an agonising world of "nice" and "nasty", where moral choice is always constrained.
Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age by Tom Fletcher reviewed.
The problem is in the kind of history people are thinking with.
Forest ecology, indigenous culture, sea voyages, Dutch culture, colonial and Maori culture, the logging industry: all these subjects and many more are revealed through the adventures of Proulx’s characters.
It is no accident that women are writing in ever greater numbers about their mental anguish and pain.
The sense of an old order degenerating and a new one not yet born recalls the fin de siècle of 120 years ago.
From Roddy Doyle to Lionel Shriver, friends of the NS share their favourite European novels.
Two new books help us trace the influences of Cervantes on modern fiction.
Those who have been lucky in life should pay more tax. As such, the proposals Robert H Frank makes in Success and Luck are less radical than they sound.
Her memoir All at Sea relates how, after her husband drowned, Aitkenhead was forced to confront the meaning of family, faith and life.
Two new books show how the Premier League and Hillsborough helped make the beautiful game ugly.
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