Food and Drink
13 August 2001
Nothing today marks us more than our self-congratulation on how modern we are. Our conformity on this subject seems to...
It's all just meat. Julian Evans declares that eating people is not wrong, after reading a feeble study of cannibalism
02 April 2001
The closest I have come to cannibalism was on a short walk I took through the West Papuan highlands in the mid-1980s....
Food and Drink
05 March 2001
"So I saw this bloke in the street, and the back of his anorak was leaping up and down and people were chucking money...
Melodies of melancholy. Joseph Roth, master elegist of the Hapsburg empire, has been rescued from undeserved neglect. Julian Evans on the lonely wanderer who anticipated the coming Nazi storm.
12 February 2001
British readers have had the recent good luck to be treated to the progressive publication in English of all Joseph...
18 December 2000
Casablanca bar, Thessaloniki What am I doing here, in a downtown street in northern Greece at midnight? Next week, I'm...
30 October 2000
"It's a miserable existence to be a genius in a provincial town," as Soren Kierkegaard once remarked to the King of...
11 September 2000
A couple of months ago, I got married in Odessa. Clear enough, from any perspective, as a fact that need not detain...
An American sublime. Scott Fitzgerald wrote perhaps the most read American novel of the 20th century. But he died prematurely, a broken alcoholic. Julian Evans celebrates the last of the romantics
28 August 2000
Just about all the objections ever levelled at F Scott Fitzgerald for his unseriousness as a writer - that he fawned on...
10 July 2000
New Guinea is the third-largest island in the world, yet we know little of it. The eastern half, Papua New Guinea, is...