Film
08 January 2009
In his 1957 essay "The Face of Garbo", Roland Barthes celebrated the eponymous Swedish actress for "belonging to that...
Books
20 November 2006
Everyman may be the title of Philip Roth's latest novel, but the epithet is perhaps better suited to Frank Bascombe,...
Books
05 April 2004
Dale Peck, one of America's most earnest and urgent critics of contemporary fiction, and an accomplished novelist, has...
Books
15 September 2003
J M Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello is a collection of essayistic short fiction masquerading as a novel. After the...