Yet it's strange how few people seem to know his work, writes Peter Popham.
Short fiction from the author of The Imperfectionists.
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Between boxing lessons and books on Plato, the American professor Danielle Allen has campaigned for Obama and is now lending Ed Miliband a hand. So what’s her big idea?
How to make your festivities effervesce slightly more cost-efficiently.
Will Self's "Real Meals" column.
"Inside the Centre: the Life of J Robert Oppenheimer" by Ray Monk reviewed.
In "Travels in China", Roland Barthes struggles to find things left to interpret.
Nancy Huston's "Infrared" reviewed.
The Redgraves: review.
Debunking the heroic mystic of the Russian maestro pianist.
Why are so many adverts dishing up stale Seventies sexism this festive season?
The English National Opera's production of Carmen is the most intelligent we've seen for a while.
The losers in the generation game have to play the grown-up and care for elderly parents.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.
Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.
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