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Adam Kirsch on Daniel Swift's The Bughouse: the Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound.
Michael Rosen's account of Zola's year of exile sheds light on the great author's public heroism and personal failings.
The Kingdom of Speech takes on Noam Chomsky and Charles Darwin in its theories about the evolution of language.
Kadare's story of a detective in a dictatorship is a ghost story twice over.
In choosing to take up this story in the summer of 1936, Weidermann finds a moment of relative calm and normality in the émigrés’ lives.
History, which we learn about as a series of ideological abstractions, is lived concretely - in ordinary houses.
The fragmented last work from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front.