Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire
October 16, 2014
Don't write him off because you think his poetry is silly.
What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters?
What happens when a very smart scholar tries to find meaning in a very dumb book
Why Do We View Primo Levi's Work Through the Prism of His Death?
December 02, 2013
The Holocaust and the limits of human understanding.
Orwell: Sage of the Century
August 11, 2013
Ten years ago, in an essay called “Dragon Slayer,” Christopher Hitchens wrote this about his beau ideal of morality and intellectualism, George Orwell: “He owns the twentieth century, as a writer about fascism and communism and imperialism, in a way
Kafka's Inner Life
April 08, 2013
A new biography underlines the blood and bone reality of the writer’s life.