October 20, 2010

Robert Alter’s ongoing translation of the Hebrew Bible into a new, more accurate and forceful English version is one of the most ambitious literary pr

Thinking Small
July 22, 2010

In truth, Robert Walser does not know what he is after in these pieces, and it does not help much to be told by that they are “unambitious” and writte

The Hidden God
July 07, 2010

The history of the travails of Shakespeare skeptics is fantastic: psychics, ciphers, dredged rivers, illicit affairs, brilliant forgeries, and famous

Collected Lightning
June 02, 2010

Any biographer bold enough to choose as her subject the second generation of Romantic poets—the circle of prodigies centered around Shelley, Byron, an