Books
22 August 2005
Benjamin Markovits's acclaimed first novel, The Syme Papers, is an ambitious book about ambition itself, ranging across...
Books
13 June 2005
Presumably, there are among Doris Lessing's readers those who seek out first and most excitedly her science fiction....
Books
06 September 2004
Anita Desai is justifiably renowned for her keen, subtle eye and her calmly elegant prose. She is also a mistress of...
Books
17 May 2004
The idea behind A Chance Meeting is splendid: to recreate, through snapshot vignettes, relationships between American...
Books
08 December 2003
The four long stories in Doris Lessing's new collection are linked by their breadth - each spans many years - and a...
Politics
03 February 2003
In the days following 9/11, I, a resident of the United States, received numerous e-mails from well-wishers, chief...