As Douglas Smith wisely surmises in his new book, trying to separate the mythology of Rasputin from the man himself is nearly impossible.
A new book by Simon Ings reveals the terrors, follies and surprising successes of Soviet science.
From Ulysses to Herzog, the comic novel unlocks the “meaninglessness of everything”.
Accomplished, audacious and, by the end, as gripping as an airport noir, Eileen also works as a parable of female emancipation.
Rawer and more unevenly wrought than Alone in Berlin, Nightmare is the necessary precursor to that great work.
The film version of Paula Hawkins’ hit novel has moved settings from London to New York – and the protagonist’s drink of choice has changed as a result. Does that impact the wider story?
I confess to being baffled by Coetzee’s novel The Schooldays of Jesus.
In the age of the Kardashians and compulsive self-revelation, it is ever more important that art be allowed to speak for itself.
Springsteen’s memoir, Born to Run, is the most accomplished of the recent cavalcade of rock autobiographies.
Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement poses two, thought-provoking questions about how we write about climate change.
A Farewell to Ice reveals the sad truth: one day Arctic ice, our planet's air con, will be gone.
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