What Gandhi Understood About Inflammatory Depictions of Muhammad
January 21, 2015
Non-Muslims have long used his image to provoke Muslims.
Henry James Thought Oscar Wilde Was a Talentless Self-Promoter. Here's What Happened When The Two Met.
January 14, 2015
Sometimes it's better to admire your heroes from afar.
"I Think Spinster Is An Identity Every Woman Can Claim"
November 06, 2014
"Something that makes a really great literary character would often make a horrible roommate ..."
Lytton Strachey Explains What a Strange, Marvelous Creature the Inventor of Modern Biography Was
October 29, 2014
"One of the most extraordinary successes in the history of civilization was achieved by an idler, a lecher, a drunkard, and a snob."
And how it affected his literature.
Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
October 28, 2014
Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?
He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...
In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius
October 16, 2014
It was his personality, more than anything, that secured his reputation.
This guys didn't win. We're here to help you get over it.
Gorgeous Vintage Sketches of Tolstoy and Your Other Favorite Authors
October 02, 2014
Amazing renderings of our most cherished literary figures.