Culture
24 January 2013
La Folie Baudelaire Roberto Calasso (translated by Alastair McEwen) Allen Lane, 352pp, £35 The charm of...
Books
13 December 2012
Derrida: a Biography Benoît Peeters Polity Press, 700pp, £25 When the French philosopher Jacques...
Books
15 August 2011
Karl Marx and World Literature S S PrawerVerso Books, 480pp, £16.99Karl Marx was a voracious reader who wanted to be a...
Culture
24 February 2011
When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing With Me? Montaigne and Being in Touch With Life Saul...
Culture
06 January 2011
Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher Alfred TauberPrinceton University Press, 336pp, £16.95Alfred I Tauber's judgement,...
Culture
14 October 2010
This companionable collection by perhaps the greatest Czech writer of the 20th century is, at first glance, so...
Ideas
23 September 2010
Edmund Wilson's To the Finland Station is a 20th-century classic by a great American critic about the origins of the...
Books
31 May 2010
Nearly 20 years after its collapse, even those of us who witnessed the old Soviet Union at first hand can't help...
Culture
20 March 2010
This gem of a book just come as a joy to readers who were disappointed by last year's unearthing of The Original of...
Books
19 November 2009
Earlier this year, before Angela Merkel's re-election as chancellor, the BBC's then Europe editor, Mark Mardell, called...
Books
08 October 2009
This novel is a Bolshevik romp about a Ukrainian follower of Lenin. Exiled to Siberia for anti-tsarist agitation, Artem...