Books
07 April 2003
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face, says King Duncan. As Macbeth's first victim, you could say...
Books
14 October 2002
The bullet and the bayonet have traditionally been the most effective bearers of English-speaking culture, and their...
Books
12 June 2000
When Ben Jonson writes "Language most shewes a man, speake that I may see thee", his robust challenge makes best sense...
Books
06 December 1999
Biography is the novel's last resort. Fiction's strictest rules apply. Beginnings have to be aligned with endings,...
Culture
12 March 1999
Shakespeare's characters "develop". They "reconceive" themselves. They even overhear themselves talking to themselves...